The world of basketball commemorates the life and career of Jerry West

The international basketball community is celebrating and commemorating the life of West Virginia native Jerry West on the day of his passing at age 86. West died peacefully Wednesday morning with his wife, Karen, at his side.

West excelled at all levels of the game as a collegiate player at WVU, an NBA player and as an NBA executive.

WVU Director of Athletics Wren Baker:

Former WVU assistant coach Erik Martin:

When West’s playing career concluded, he transitioned to work as an executive. West built championship teams with the Los Angeles Lakers and he also held front office positions with the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Wheeling University head coach Chris Richardson:

Reactions and memories have been pouring in from the NBA community.

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