Jerry West Just Says No

Lakers legend and the NBA logo himself, Jerry West, recently declined any interest in the GM position for the L.A. Clippers, currently held by former Lakers and current Head Coach Mike Dunleavy. It is rumored that Dunleavy would hold onto his coaching duties while relinquishing the GM responsibilities. Former Lakers great, Elgin Baylor, Vice President Basketball Operations, had been performing this position since 1986 before resigning in October 2008. Earlier this year, Baylor filed a lawsuit against the Clippers and owner Donald Sterling for employment discrimination. The Clippers are said to be also interested in another former Lakers coach, Randy Pfund. While any news about the Clips is often bad news, this got me to thinking, there sure are a lot of former Lakers out there as coaches, assistant coaches and serving in other basketball related positions. 

Lester Conner, Assistant Coach, Indiana Pacers
Adrian Dantley, Assistant Coach, Denver Nuggets
Larry Drew, Assistant Coach, Atlanta Hawks
Mike Dunleavy, Head Coach, L.A. Clippers
Jim Eyen, Assistant Coach, L.A. Clippers
Del Harris, Assistant Coach, Chicago Bulls
Maurice Lucas, Assistant Coach, Portland Trailblazers
Bob McAdoo, Assistant Coach, Miami Heat
Aaron McKie, Assistant Coach/Player Development, Philadelphia 76ers
Sam Perkins, VP-Player Relations, Indiana Pacers
Mitch Richmond, Scout, Golden State Warriors
Pat Riley, President, Miami Heat
Byron Scott, Head Coach, New Orleans Hornets

Adrian Branch, ESPN College Basketball Analyst 
Michael Cooper; WNBA Head Coach, Los Angeles Sparks 
Vlade Divac; President, Olympic Committee of Serbia 
Rick Fox, FOX Sports Analyst
Gail Goodrich, NBA TV Analyst 
Brad Holland, Assistant Coach, UC Santa Barbara 
Eddie Jordan, Former Head Coach, Washington Wizards 
Jerome Kersey, Portland Trailblazers TV Analyst 
George Lynch, Administrative/Graduate Manager, SMU
Tracy Murray, Radio Analyst, UCLA
Norm Nixon, FOX Sports Analyst
Gary Payton, NBA TV Analyst
John Salley, TV Host, The Best Damn Sports Show Period 
Orlando Woolridge, ABA Coach, Arizona Rhinos


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3 Responses to Jerry West Just Says No

  1. steveodesignedge says:

    If Jerry West had accepted a position with the Clippers, the NBA would have had to change the logo to a man committing suicide.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jerry West didn’t say, “No.” He said, “Hell No.”

  3. Lake_Showman says:

    I’m sure Jerry West went running and screaming out of his house when he heard the Clippers were interested in him!

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