Jerry West Rumors
In the end, Griffin took only a single meeting. On Friday at Staples Center over a meal catered by stylish eatery Republique, Steve Ballmer, Doc Rivers and Jerry West, along with DeAndre Jordan and a few of the newcomers sent over from Houston in the Chris Paul deal made the hard sell to Griffin. He was presented with a veritable biopic of himself, and the prevailing theme was clear: He was the lifeblood of the Clippers, the team’s native son, an evolving star just beginning to scratch the surface of his leadership potential. Soon thereafter, Griffin committed to remaining with the Clippers, accepting a maximum offer hours before the NBA’s official July 1 starting gun sounded.
Jerry West says his new role with the L.A. Clippers DOES NOT require him to get involved in the efforts to resign Blake Griffin and Chris Paul … telling TMZ Sports, “It’s not my responsibility.” West was playing coy when we saw him leaving Caffe Roma in Bev Hills on Tuesday — saying it’s up to other key members of the organization to bring in the players … “I’m just an adviser.”
The Clippers don’t have any picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but that doesn’t mean Doc Rivers and his new right-hand man Jerry West will be sitting this one out. “We’re going to be active, I’ll just say that,” Rivers said. “Whether that means getting in (to the draft) or not, but we want to be active.”