Friday , Mar , 21 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Sources Say Jerry West Would Take New York Knicks Job


Three people with ties to West told Newsday yesterday that the Hall of Famer would be interested in running the Knicks if the job were offered to him.

"He would definitely take the job," said one of the people, a former executive in the league familiar with West’s thinking as he weighs his options almost a year after retiring from his post with the Memphis Grizzlies.

A current executive said that although West has confided that he’s not sure he wants to run another franchise now, "It wouldn’t surprise me. He’s such an A-type personality. It’s hard for him to sit on the sidelines and not be involved." [Newsday]