Jerry West joining the LA Clippers front office could affect the Los Angeles Lakers in more than just the tabloids that will call out the team for not bringing him back into the fold, because it seems his son could be joining him.
There is now “a strong chance that West’s son, Ryan West, who is the Lakers’ director of player personnel, will join the Clippers in some capacity,” according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Ryan West has had his hand in the Lakers’ draft successes over the last several years, perhaps most notably with his influence in the team selecting Jordan Clarkson with No. 46 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Sacramento Kings attempted to hire Ryan West away in 2015, but were rebuffed when the Lakers promoted him to his current title of director of player personnel.
It is unknown who will replace Ryan West should he leave.
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