One of the Greatest Lakers Could Be Moving to the Clippers Front Office

West has been with the Warriors since 2011.

Jerry West could be leaving his job as an adviser to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to take a similar role with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The 79-year-old Hall of Famer and Lakers great tells ESPN he's intrigued at the prospect of working for team owner Steve Ballmer, whom he calls "a winner."

West says he would like to help Doc Rivers, the coach and president of basketball operations, and general manager Lawrence Frank. The Clippers are focused on retaining key free agents this summer, including Chris Paul.

West "will join the Clippers in an advisory role similar to the one he has held with the Golden State Warriors since 2011," reported the Orange County Register Wednesday. "An announcement of West’s new role is expected before the NBA Draft on June 22."

The Warriors have won two NBA titles during his time in the Bay Area.

West's former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Elgin Baylor spent 22 years as general manager of the Clippers before being let go in 2008.

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