The Los Angeles Clippers have interest in hiring Jerry West in an advisory position similar to the one he currently has with the Golden State Warriors.

West is under contract with the Warriors until July and has been asked by Joe Lacob to remain on a new deal.

"We want [West] back," Lacob told the Mercury News' Tim Kawakami. "We love him. He's been a great contributor to the organization, someone I consider a personal friend, as well. We would love him back, and we've made that known."

The Clippers face an uncertain offseason due to the free agencies of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick. If the Clippers were able to hire West away from the Warriors, it would represent a significant coup for the franchise.