West, Jerry

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West, Jerry Gender: M
West, Jerry Alan
born on 28 May 1938 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Chelyan WV, USA, 38n11, 81w29
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°56' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°14 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°46'

Jerry West
photo: winestem, license cc-by-2.0


American athlete, one of the greatest basketball players in a career from 1960-74, a great shooter with a mind like a computer. He was drafted in the first round by the Minneapolis Lakers, who transferred to Los Angeles that same year, 1960.

He became head coach of the Lakers 1976-80, general manager 1982-94 and Executive vice president 1995-98. In 1979 he was elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, along with an outstanding record of promotions and awards.

A stubborn, emotional man, West never gave up and was completely exhausted by the time he signed Shaq O'Neil during the Atlanta Olympics. He retired on 8/31/1998 from the Los Angeles Lakers, ending one of the greatest runs for an executive in any sport.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1960 (Drafted in basketball)
  • Work : New Job 1976 (Four years as Head Coach for the L.A. Lakers)
  • Work : Prize 1979 (Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame)
  • Work : New Job 1982 (12 yrs. as General Manager)
  • Work : New Job 1995 (Three yrs. as Executive Vice Pres. L.A. Lakers)
  • Work : Retired 31 August 1998 (From the L.A. Lakers)
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Source Notes

Cynthia Withers quotes him


  • Traits : Personality : Emotional
  • Traits : Personality : Persistent (Stubborn)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Exec. Vice President, L.A. Lakers)
  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball (Pro)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Coach and general manager)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Memorial Basketball)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession