Jerry West Joins the Warriors

By Sajid Farooq
|  Friday, May 20, 2011  |  Updated 9:49 AM PDT
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Jerry West Joins the Warriors

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Former Lakers player and Genral Manager Jerry West is joining the Golden State Warriors front office.

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The NBA logo now resides in Oakland.

Actually he more likely will report to Oakland but legendary NBA player and executive, Jerry West, is joining the Golden State Warriors executive board.

In a story first reported by the San Jose Mercury News' Tim Kawakami, and later confirmed by the Warriors Friday morning, West will be expected to offer his opinion on a wide range of issues.

“We are elated to add Jerry West and his incredible list of credentials to our Executive Board,” Warriors Owner Joe Lacob said in a statement.  “His accomplishments in this business as both a player and executive are almost beyond comprehension and certainly well-documented.

The 72-year-old will reportedly assist the team's ownership group and represent the Warriors at several team-related functions.

"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," West said in a statement.  "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.”

The Warriors will introduce West to the Bay Area media next Tuesday.

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