Jerry West will leave as the Grizzlies’ director of basketball operations July 1, ending a five-year stint with the former expansion franchise.
West, one of the NBA’s great players and executives with the Los Angeles Lakers , disclosed his plans Tuesday during an end-of-season meeting with reporters. The 68-year-old West had been under contract only through this season.
The Grizzlies (21-60) have the worst record in the league and their troubles on the court have been compounded by the possible sale of the club. West fired Mike Fratello in December and hired Tony Barone as an interim coach.