"Shaun Livingston's story is one of the most inspirational in the history of professional sports," Warriors general manager Bob Myers said. "What he accomplished after suffering so many trials and tribulations early in his career is a true testament to who he is as a person, which has always been characterized by tremendous class, grace and professionalism. He represents everything that you'd want in a professional athlete and, most importantly, in a human being. We appreciate what he did for our team and organization over the last five years, becoming a three-time NBA champion and a key figure on one of the best teams in NBA history. We wish him well as he begins the next phase in his life."
"It's a new dawn for us, but it's OK. We haven't been in this position for five years," Myers said. "It's going to be fun. That doesn't mean it's going to be easy. Because when you have young players there's a learning curve to their growth, to their NBA experience."