Jerry West Extension with the Warriors rumors.
Jerry West As a Player
Jerry West is an NBA Hall of Famer. Over his career, he averaged 27 points per game and 6.7 assists with the LA Lakers.
He is known as “Mr. Clutch” since he had an “ability” to shoot when his team needed him most. One time, he shot a 60-foot shot to tie Game 3 of the 1970 NBA finals!
Also, his silhouette is the logo for the NBA franchise. West, got voted as an All-Star 14 times and won MVP for the All-Star game once in 1972. This was also the year he won his only title.
Fun fact, he is the only player to win the finals MVP, while being on the losing team.
Jerry West After His Playing Days
When he was done playing, West went on to coaching the Lakers. He took his team to the playoffs 3 times. One of those times the Lakers got a Western Conference Finals berth.
In 2002 West moved on to be the general manager of the Grizzlies. With him on the executive team, the Grizzlies managed to win their first ever playoff berth.
West won the NBA executive of the year award twice for his incredible achievements.
Jerry West Extention
In 2011, Jerry West was acquired by the Golden State Warriors front office. Ever since he joined, he managed to take a team that was ranked low and put them in the playoffs for 5 straight seasons.
At 78 years old, he might continue working in the front office for the Golden State Warriors. Currently, his deal with the Warriors will expire this July, but they are hoping to convince him to stay and extend his contract.
According to Mercury News, there are rumors that “Jerry West extension with the warriors”
Overall, what are your thoughts on West staying on the Warriors? Also, what do you think about him as a player? Comment below.