Jerry West is refuting the notion that he is advising the Sacramento Kings in their search for a new general manager.
West is a highly paid advisor to the Golden State Warriors, the team that Vivek Ranadive previously co-owned.
"For some reason, I've gotten two or three calls from people (wanting the job) saying that (they) want to get in front of him and could you help, and I think it's ludicrous," West said. "I sent back to them and said that in no way, shape or form am I advising him – period. I believe that if you make an obligation to someone … and my obligation is always to (Warriors owner) Joe (Lacob) and the rest of the Warriors organization, and I have no interest in helping anyone, OK? Anyone except if I can help the Warriors obviously."
West says he is endorsing Travis Schlenk, current assistant general manager of the Warriors.
Chris Wallace is a leading candidate for the position, who worked for West with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Kings have already hired Mike Malone, w...