David West likely to receive offers to coach, front office role post-retirement
After logging 15 seasons in the NBA, David West has announced his retirement. The two-time champion with the Golden State Warriors revealed the news on Thursday morning. While his playing days might be coming to an end, a new door of opportunity in coaching could be on the horizon.
According to a report from ESPN’s Zach Lowe, West, now 37 years of age, “will have offers to coach and work in front offices” around the NBA.
Will have offers to coach and work in front offices if he wants it. https://t.co/EFNEbYqV8e
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) August 30, 2018
Without a doubt, West has played a big role in Golden State’s recent success. His gritty work ethic and presence in the paint caused problems for lots of opposing sides. The former No. 18 overall pick played in 1,034 games throughout the course of his career, averaging 13.6 points on 49.5 percent shooting from the field (26.5 percent from beyond the arc), 6.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 28.2 minutes per outing.
West returned to the Warriors last season on a one-year deal, and by most accounts, he was expected to retire once it was completed. The two-time All-Star spent his first eight seasons in the league with the Charlotte Hornets, where he still holds the franchise record for minutes and games played (17,160 minutes, 530 games). After his stint with the Hornets, West spent time with the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs.
Whether or not West will indeed be offered a front office spot remains to be seen. Be sure to keep your browsers locked on ClutchPoints for more updates on this topic as they become available.