West intrigued at joining Clippers front office
LOS ANGELES | Hall of Famer Jerry West is leaving his job as an executive board member with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and is expected to take a similar role with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers said to NBC Sports Bay Area during Thursday’s victory parade festivities, “Jerry West, gone.” Myers had said last week he would have a discussion with West after the season, which ended in Monday’s Game 5 against Cleveland.
The 79-year-old West told ESPN he is intrigued at the prospect of working for Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, whom he calls “a winner.”
West said he would like to help Doc Rivers, the coach and president of basketball operations, and general manager Lawrence Frank. The Clippers are focused on retaining key free agents this summer, including Chris Paul.
West has been with the Warriors since 2011. The team has won two NBA titles during his time in the Bay Area.