Jerry West played a big role in the rise of the Warriors, but left the franchise in June of 2017 after they were unable to renew his contract.

West felt his influence within the Warriors was fading.

“Leaving the Warriors was probably the most difficult thing for me in my whole life," said West. "I didn’t want to leave. You get to the point where maybe you don’t feel as valued, but it’s just something that happened. I hold no malice toward anyone over there.

“It did not end the way I wanted it to, that’s for sure. But this is a perfect role for me. People ask me my opinion, and I’m going to give it to them.”

West quickly joined the Los Angeles Clippers in a similar role.