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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Jerry West calls Clippers the best organization he has ever been part of

Jerry West

Jerry West has seen a lot in his nearly six decades around the NBA, but he thinks that his current organization is the cream of the crop.

Appearing Monday on “The Dan Patrick Show,” the LA Clippers executive had some high praise for the team and the culture built by owner Steve Ballmer.

“I’ve never been around any organization that is better than this one,” said West. “That’s for sure.”

The Logo’s comments may seem hyperbolic to some when you consider that he previously worked for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors, and the Memphis Grizzlies, winning multiple NBA titles and Executive of the Year Awards along the way. But the Clippers are arguably the best-run team in basketball right now, led by an enthusiastic owner in Ballmer who is willing to spend, a front office run by the likes of Lawrence Frank and Michael Winger that moves in silence and gets results, and an elite head coach in Doc Rivers who is a master at getting his players to buy in.

Granted, West’s remarks might be colored by the way that his last stop ended. But from top to bottom, it’s hard to argue against the Clippers’ way of doing business, especially now that they have established themselves as a marquee destination for superstar talent.

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