This is some pretty cool news for a special guy who brought 5 NBA championships to the Lakers:

Sun-Sentinel: Jerry West, who in 1981 turned down the opportunity to coach the Los Angeles Lakers and agreed only to serve as an assistant to Riley, will introduce Riley at the Sept. 5 enshrinement in Springfield, Mass.

Also introducing Riley with be Magic Johnson, the point guard who guided the Lakers, under Riley’s direction, to four NBA championships.