Report: Clippers trying to hire Jerry West away from Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have had a valuable asset on their team since May of 2011, when NBA legend Jerry West came aboard in an advisory role to the organization. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, they have strong competition attempting to lure ‘The Logo’ himself away from Oakland and south towards Los Angeles.
The Clippers would like to bring West into their organization in an advisory capacity, similar to the role he has held with the Warriors since May 2011, according to the sources.
Rivers has held both the head coach as well as the president position since arriving in Los Angeles, and although he’s compiled solid rosters around the trio of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan, his teams haven’t been able to get over that second-round hump. Adding West to their organization would certainly be a boost, especially with a big summer of free agency where they’re already feeling the pressure to re-sign Paul and Griffin.
When trade rumors hit the league that the Minnesota Timberwolves wanted Klay Thompson in a deal for Kevin Love a few years ago, Jerry West was a huge advocate for keeping Thompson and not trading him away for Love. At one point, West reportedly threatened to resign from his advisory position if the Warriors made the move. By now, we all know that the Warriors ended up retaining Thompson and becoming NBA Champions just a few years later.