Jerry West Set To Join Warriors' Front Office, Says Report

Jerry West will reportedly join the Golden State Warriors' front office in a consulting role. Earlier, the Warriors extended GM Larry Riley's contract and added former agent Bob Myers as an assistant GM.

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Jerry West Set To Join Warriors' Front Office, According To Report

Jerry West will join the Golden State Warriors' front office, reports Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. West will not be in a decision-making role -- the team recently extended the contract of general manager Larry Riley and added former agent Bob Myers as an assistant -- but will provide a voice on personnel matters and, according to Kawakami, report to new franchise owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber.

West is a legend both in the game and as an executive; he built the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O'Neal dynasty and served as the Memphis Grizzlies' GM the last time that team was good. To land West in any role is a coup for Golden State, looking to bounce pack from a couple of rough years, and in a larger sense a couple of tough decades.

The Warriors are without a coach, and Kawakami indicates West will play a role in helping the team grade candidates, among which Dwane Casey and Mike Brown are considered early contenders. The Warriors are also seen as likely to be active on the trade market, with an unsettled backcourt (Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis) and holes at small forward and perhaps center.

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Warriors Retain GM Larry Riley, Hire Agent Bob Myers To Help

Golden State Warriors general manager Larry Riley received some good news and some bad news on the final day of the 2010-11 NBA regular season. Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area reports that Riley's contract has been extended through at least 2013. That report followed news from plugged-in Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, who reports that new Warriors owner Joe Lacob will soon announce the hire of agent Bob Myers as assistant general manager.

Myers has a client list including Brandon Roy, Kendrick Perkins and LaMarcus Aldridge, which indicates that he's likely in line to take over from Riley before 2013, given the money he's giving up. This isn't unprecedented, however.

In 2008, agent Jason Levien left the representation business to become the Sacramento Kings' assistant GM. He left the Kings in 2010 amid reports of a clash with GM Geoff Petrie. Last summer, the Phoenix Suns hired agent Lon Babby to run their basketball operations. (He promptly traded for two of his former clients, Hedo Turkoglu and Josh Childress.)

For more on the Warriors, visit Golden State Of Mind.

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