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Ellison-led Warriors could have had West

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08:20 AM ET 08.17 | Jerry West can see himself working in the NBA again, and his chance nearly came in Golden State. West's prominent role in the new Golden State hierarchy will apparently remain an interesting what-could-have-been, but the legendary former personnel boss of the Lakers and Grizzlies confirms he is open to returning to the front-office world. That could have been with the Warriors if Oracle boss Larry Ellison had bought the team. West has known Ellison for years and said the two talked several months ago about his Logo-ness as part of a possible management team in Oakland, West confirmed publicly for the first time.

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August 17, 2010  09:22 AM ET

"His logoness".....nice

August 17, 2010  09:40 AM ET

Stay in LA, Bro.

August 17, 2010  09:53 AM ET

Another what IF story..... Larry Ellison, who is Rich as H, got out Bid, did not buy the team....End of Story

but,... West and Nellie

August 17, 2010  09:58 AM ET

Hmmmmmmm.... Nah!

August 17, 2010  10:52 AM ET

Never happen. The Warriors haven't done anything that makes sense since Run TMC. I'd be surprised if they start now.

August 17, 2010  11:39 AM ET
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Never happen. The Warriors haven't done anything that makes sense since Run TMC. I'd be surprised if they start now.

Y're very realistic when it comes to your Warriors. If you can transfer that mindset across the board I'd like to see you in talk radio.

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August 17, 2010  01:08 PM ET

First Magic Johnson wants Detroit, then Jerry West - Warriors, next one Kareem!

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August 17, 2010  04:01 PM ET
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Y're very realistic when it comes to your Warriors. If you can transfer that mindset across the board I'd like to see you in talk radio.

hmmm if only you could be the same lol

August 17, 2010  04:02 PM ET

ha got to the love it when it comes to the dubs..we lose even if we win...lol

August 17, 2010  04:26 PM ET

So...the lakers lost out on getting curry for a ham sandwich?

August 17, 2010  05:57 PM ET

My inside tells me he is looking to use someones plane for golf trips.... Thats about it. Hard to find good work/workers.

 
August 17, 2010  09:16 PM ET
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hmmm if only you could be the same lol

I will forever remain biased for my Knicks. Even if I can change it I won't.

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