NBA: Golden State Warriors: The Newest Warrior, Jerry West

Ryan The BrokerAnalyst IMay 23, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03:  Former Lakers player and Genral Manager Jerry west looks on as the Boston Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers in Game One of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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It was announced this weekend that NBA and Laker Icon Jerry West will be the newest executive for the Golden State Warriors

Jerry was hired to play the role of consultant for a board that lacks basketball brain power of any serious stature.

The addition of legend Mr. West can be nothing but a good thing for a struggling Warriors franchise. 

Can Jerry find the Warriors their very own Kobe as he did the Lakers? Probably not, but finding young talent in Oakland has never been the problem.

The bigger issue has been keeping them. 

Warriors are, to say the least, a troubled franchise. The last time the Warriors were in the Playoffs was in 2007 and they lost to the Jazz.

The Jazz. No seriously.

Before that, it was 13 years prior.

In their defense, it is a bit harder for a team like the Warriors to compete in today's NBA.

Teams like L.A. and Miami have a much better opportunity financially, to bring in the big names and keep them, but the Warriors needed to do something different. That they did.

I am glad we acquired Jerry West and even though we have a long way to go in Golden State, this does call attention to a franchise that could use some.

More importantly, it gives Warrior fans some hope.