Jerry West

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Jerry West

West on February 1, 2010
No. 44
Guard
Personal information
Born May 28, 1938 (1938-05-28) (age 76)
Chelyan, West Virginia
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College West Virginia
NBA Draft 1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 1960–1974
Career history
As player:
  • Los Angeles Lakers (1960–1974)
As coach:
  • Los Angeles Lakers (1976–1979)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1981
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)
  • 1969 NBA Finals MVP
  • 1972 NBA Champion
  • 14× NBA All-Star (1961–74)
  • 1972 NBA All-Star MVP
  • 10× All-NBA First Team (1962–67, 1970–73)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1968, 1969)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Team (1970–73)
Career statistics
Points 25,192
Rebounds 5,366
Assists 6,238
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jerry West (born May 28, 1938) is a former American basketball player. He is thought to be one of the best guards who ever played in the NBA. He played from 1960 to 1974, all with the Los Angeles Lakers. He wore number 44, which was retired by the Lakers. He had scored the most points in a Laker jersey before Kobe Bryant ended his record in 2010. He is the model for the NBA logo. After playing, he was a coach and general manager for the Lakers. He was also the general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and organized golf tournaments. He was originally from West Virginia.