Report: Clippers agree to new contract with Jerry West
The Los Angeles Clippers have one of the best front offices in the NBA, and now it should remain stable.
After a rough start to his tenure owning the team, Steve Ballmer decided to let the basketball experts do what they do best, hiring a front office squad that included Jerry West. As a special consultant, West has been part of the team with GM Michael Winger that helped Los Angeles to be more than the sum of their parts this season.
According to a report from Shams Charania, West will remain with the Clippers after signing a new deal with the team.
West had an expiring contract, but has been in discussions with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on a new deal to remain with the franchise heading into critical summer. Along with West, Ballmer has retained executives Michael Winger and Trent Redden, too. https://t.co/bowj20nKyN— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 15, 2019
The Clippers have a big offseason coming up, with a lot of cap space available and of course Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant potentially on their horizon as free agents.
West holds some serious weight, not only in the Los Angeles basketball sphere but around the NBA. The Clippers will need him as they try to angle their way to the next step after a quick rebuild.