West in­trigued at join­ing Clip­pers front of­fice

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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.

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