Jerry West reportedly elected again to Basketball Hall of Fame – Orange County Register

Clippers consultant and former Lakers executive Jerry West would enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for a record third time, with an official announcement this weekend.

West will once again be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, but this time as a contributor to the game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday.

West was previously inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player (1979) and a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team (2010).

The contributor award will honor his work as general manager of the Lakers (1982-2000) and Memphis Grizzlies (2002-07), in addition to his time as a consultant with the Golden State Warriors (2011-17) and the Clippers (2017). -).

He was named Executive of the Year twice (1995, 2004) as a general manager and won 10 NBA championships as an executive.

West, considered the architect of the Lakers’ dynasties in the 1980s and 2000s, served as a scout for the Lakers for three seasons (1979-1982) before becoming general manager. The Lakers signed Magic Johnson and James Worthy, acquired Kobe Bryant, signed Shaquille O’Neal and hired Phil Jackson as the team’s head coach while West was an executive with the franchise. He totaled eight NBA titles with the Lakers as manager (1980, ’82, ’85, ’87-88, 2000-02).

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