This will be great. Can’t wait to get my hands on it when it’s finished and released!

PRNewsWire: Michael Pietsch, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Jerry West will write his autobiography for publication in 2010.

With the help of critically acclaimed writer Jonathan Coleman, bestselling author of Long Way to Go: Black and White in America and Exit the Rainmaker, West will candidly and poignantly recount the fascinating, complex life of one of sports’ greatest heroes — on and off the court.

During his fourteen-year playing career, Jerry West — the NBA player whose dribbling silhouette is the NBA’s official logo — mesmerized fans and opponents alike with his slick jumper and incredible ability to knock down shots in clutch situations. As a GM, he led the “Showtime” Lakers of the 1980s to four championships and was instrumental in bringing Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal to Los Angeles.

Jerry West said: “The process of revisiting and delving into the best and worst parts of my past has been — and will continue to be — a tremendously challenging experience. But I am doing everything I can to ensure that my book will be an honest and thorough account of my life and career, which, at times, have been completely improbable and against all odds. I think that many people will be surprised by what they read.”

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