Jerry West is a legendary team builder, being responsible for at least two NBA dynasties with the likes of the early 2000s Lakers and the 2010s Golden State Warriors being two of the best teams ever.
Bob Myers, the Warriors general manager, talked on NBC Sports Bay Area this week about Jerry West’s abilities as an executive ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft.
“He gave me conviction,” Myers said. “Not many people second-guess him in life, because he’s been so successful. So, you just miss having him around. Maybe I’ll call him and see what he thinks of this (draft), just out of curiosity.”
West joined Golden State as a board executive on 2011. He played a huge role on building one of the best teams ever in the history of the NBA, as the Warriors went to win three championship in five years.
In 2017, he took a similar role with the Los Angeles Clippers, helping the team build a winner with Kawhi Leonard, who joined the Clippers last summer.
The Warriors have the No.2 pick at their disposal in the upcoming Draft and whether they trade it for a win-now asset or keep it to choose the best talent available, Myers could definitely use West’s advice.