"Sometimes I thought in my life that would be something that I can revisit. or they would want me to revisit. But that didn't happen.
At times, I wouldn't say I was disappointed. But it kind of sent me a message. They wanted to go elsewhere, which is fine."
There you have it, he was essentially told he wasn't wanted and they wanted to go elsewhere. STRAIGHT from the guy's mouth. It was not "fake news" it wasn't made up, it happened, and Jerry just confirmed it.
That's hard to defend. if Jerry wanted to be here you take him, consultant or anything, you get him. As I said, Magic bashed Jim for years for not surrounding himself with people like Jerry West that know more than he did, like his father did. Welp we got Jerry West wanting to come back and aren't taking advantage. Aside from hypocritical, it may cause other consequences.
"If West were to join the Clippers, there is a chance he would hire his son, Ryan West, who is the assistant director of scouting for the Lakers, in a front-office job with the Clippers, one executive said."
And now you risk losing Ryan on top of that. Ryan who TURNED DOWN the GM job with the Kings in order to stay loyal to us. So this decision making could cause us to lose both Jerry AND RYAN to the freaking Clippers.
Anyone want to try to defend that?
Edited by Majesty, June 01, 2017 - 03:17 PM.