Warriors say they want to keep Jerry West in organization


jerry-west-nba-beyondIt seems like former LA Lakers executive, NBA legend — as a player and a front office mind — Jerry West, is likely to remain in the Golden State Warriors organization.

Warriors’ co-owner Joe Lacob spoke to San Jose Mercury News and made it sound like West will be around for a while.

According to Lacob, the Warriors are close to extending their business relationship with West.

Lacob confirmed he and West have spoken about a new contract and have now paused the discussions until after the Finals–but nothing has been finalized.

“His contract is up, as you know. We have met; we have discussed the future. And it’s really something that I’m sure at the end of the season we will return to and figure out what Jerry wants to do,” Lacob said.

“We want him back. We love him. He’s been a great contributor to the organization, someone I consider a personal friend as well. We would love him back (beyond this season), and we’ve made that known,” he said.

There have been rumors of West returning to the LA Lakers, but it seems like the Warriors do not want to see West leave at this point.

Hall of Famer Jerry West played his entire 14-season career with the LA Lakers. He holds career averages of 27 ppg, 6.7 apg and 5.8 rpg in 39.2 mpg, appearing in total 932 NBA season games.

West led the NBA in scoring in 1969-70, also averaging over 30 points per game four times during his career. He was a 14-time NBA All-Star and helped the Lakers win the 1972 NBA championship.

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