Jerry West to the Warriors? Yes, it’s true. In a bold and surprising move, Warriors Owner Joe Lacob has hired Jerry West to be consultant to the Front Office. Here is West’s comments about coming to the Warriors via press release from the Warriors.
“I’m excited about this opportunity and, quite frankly, humbled that the new ownership group with the Warriors inquired about my interest in joining the organization in this capacity,” said West. “I’ve had the good fortune to work for two wonderful owners, Dr. Jerry Buss and Michael Heisley, as an executive and I know that you must have a commitment at the top to succeed. I sense that is certainly the case with the Warriors or I would not have made this decision. This role is appealing at this particular time because it will provide me an opportunity to remain close to the game and contribute to an organization in a meaningful, all-encompassing manner. It had to be the right situation with the right group of people and this opportunity certainly meets those criteria. I’ve been extremely impressed with Joe Lacob, Peter Guber and the members of the Basketball Operations staff during our conversations and I’m looking forward to working with them and other members of the Warriors’ organization as we move forward.”
Kudos to Lacob for making a pretty splashy move, will be very interesting to see who they hire as the new Head Coach, my guess is Lacob is eager to make another bold move and swing for the fences.
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