Jerry West Reportedly Pursued by Knicks Before Joining Clippers

New York Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly wanted NBA legend Jerry West to take over for former team president Phil Jackson after the latter parted ways with the Knicks. 

Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reported the news Tuesday, noting league sources said Dolan asked entertainment executive Irving Azoff—"one of his most trusted allies"—to talk to West about the opening.

West chose to accept an advisory role with the Los Angeles Clippers instead, and the Knicks have president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry attempting to lead the team back to Eastern Conference contention.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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