Warriors Hire Jerry West

NBA icon and Hall-of-Famer Jerry West has been hired by the Golden State Warriors, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

West, who has previously served as Los Angeles Lakers General Manager (1982-2000) and Memphis Grizzlies General Manager (2002-2007), will serve in an advisory role for Warriors co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber.

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.

Bringing in a two-time Executive of the Year, and one of the most respected executives is a big move for the Warriors.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.