Jerry West Joins Warriors Front ffice

Jerry West, one of the most respected executives in NBA history, has agreed to join the Warriors front office in a non-decision-making, advisory role, multiple NBA sources confirmed tonight.

An announcement is expected within a few days.

West’s exact title has not yet been formalized, but he is expected to be reporting to co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber and possibly act as a sounding board in many areas.

The addition of an icon like West is another aggressive and surprising move by Lacob, who brought in agent Bob Myers last month as his GM-apparent.
West and Myers have a long relationship via West’s close friend Arn Tellem, Myers’ mentor in the agenting industry.

West, a Hall of Famer player, was the Lakers’ GM from 1982 to 2000, when the franchise won 7 titles.

West also was GM of the Memphis Grizzlies from 2002 to 2007, and was a consultant for a few years after that.

He was voted NBA executive of the year in 1995 and 2004.

Much more on this to come.

Late-night summary: If Lacob wanted to show he’s seriously in this to shake up the Warriors’ culture, he has done it.

You don’t get any more big-time than adding Jerry West to your front office.

Via (Mercury News)

 

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