Rumors are running rampant today that NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West will be announcing in the next couple days that he will be joining the Golden State Warriors front office immediately. It will be more in an advisory role, but given his track record in management will be a huge coo for the Warriors.
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.
You can track the story and his impending announcement on the matter at MercuryNews.com.