MyGM is a game mode in the NBA 2K series, which made its debut in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of NBA 2K14. It is a multi-season franchise mode similar to its predecessor, Association, adopting somewhat of an RPG-like approach in which the user's MyPLAYER is the GM of a selected team. As the GM, users must answer to the team owner, negotiate with players, and can micromanage several front office tasks. As with traditional franchise modes, users also play or simulate the games in each season.
Users have the ability to purchase the team they are running, if they earn enough Virtual Currency. In doing so, the user no longer has to answer to an owner for their performance. The use of VC in MyGM has been met with some criticism, especially upon its debut in NBA 2K14 when several basic tasks (such as reordering the team's lineup) were behind a VC paywall. In subsequent games, the implementation of VC in MyGM has been greatly scaled back, much to the approval of NBA 2K gamers.
In NBA 2K16, the ability to re-brand and re-locate teams was added to MyGM. Unlike MyLEAGUE, users need to make a pitch and gain the approval of the owner if they want to change the branding or move to another city. If the user purchases the team however, they have complete control over all such decisions.
League expansion was added in NBA 2K17, with users given the option of starting with the current league, a league with up to six expansion teams, or a completely custom league. Expansion drafts with player protection are included, as well as schedule creation tools, and other options. The game includes pre-configured assets for expansion teams, and users can also share their own creations through community uploads. The ability to start a new game on the current date during the NBA season has also been added.
NBA 2K17 also introduced rule changes during the offseason, which all of the teams vote on. Changes include the shot clock length, the time required to advance the ball into the frontcourt, the number of players selected for the All-Star Game, and much more. Users do hold veto power by voting "no" on rule changes, though originally this did not work as intended. The issue was resolved in Patch 1.03. Trades may now happen throughout the offseason, though the December 15th rule is in effect. Advanced stat tracking has also been added, in addition to pick protections, jersey number retirements, team rivalries, and additional free agent clauses. Uniform updates that are pushed through during the season will also be accessible without having to start a new MyGM game.