Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Jerry West Stepping Down

The man, the myth, the logo is stepping down from his post as president of the Grizzlies in July, shortly after the mega draft in which the Grizzlies have close to a 50% chance of being able to select Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. Both players are believed to be legitimate franchise players, who when paired with Pau Gasol, Rudy Gay, Mike Miller, Hakim Warrick, and Kyle Lowry would leave the team with an immensely bright future. It's kind of surprising that West would not want to stick around for three years to try and win that final title, but at least he could have the say in picking the guy. Or even, gasp, putting together some sort of gigantic trade down to another team in the top ten for an additional two to three first round draft picks in a Herschel Walker type trade.

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