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Looking for a new challenge, iconic executive Jerry West will join Clippers

Looking for a new challenge, iconic executive Jerry West will join Clippers

Jerry West, one of the NBA’s most distinguished executives who once presided over making the Lakers a powerhouse, is finalizing a deal to join the Clippers as a consultant, said several league officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

West, who spent the last six seasons as an executive board member with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, would serve in the same advisory role with the Clippers, according to the officials.

One official said West, 79, took the Clippers’ job because he wants another challenge after helping the Warriors acquire Kevin Durant last summer and then watching Golden State defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals...

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