Jerry West Net Worth
Facts of Jerry West Net Worth
|Net worth||$55 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1938 May 28|
|Aka||Zeke from Cabin Creek, The Logo, Mr. Clutch, Jerry West|
|Age:||82 years old|
Jerry West Net Worth: $55 Million
Jerry West who is best known for the nick name “Zeke from Cabin Creek”, “The Logo” and “Mr. Clutch” is a retired American basketball player. Coming into existence as a player and head coach, West has an estimated net worth of over $55 million.
Born on 1938, May 28 in Chelyan, West Virginia, he comes from the poor family and was the fifth of six children to Cecil Sue. Growing up shy and introvert, he went to East Bank, West Virginia from 1952 to 1956. Growing shorter, he was eventually kept as a substitute and hardly got a chance to show his skills at the beginning. The master of long range shooting, he came big with the later height of 6 feet 0 inch and lead the junior team as small forward. Being named as All-State from 1953 to 1956 and All-American in 1956, he is also the West Virginia Player of the year. He led the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game and earned NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding player, despite the great loss.
Spending 14 years of long career in Los Angeles Lakers, he became the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team held in Rome. West’s NBA career reflects his immense success while he was voted 12 times into the All-NBA First and Second Teams. Whereas, he was elected to the NBA All-Star Team for 14 times and was named as All-Star MVP in 1972. In the contrary, he holds the NBA records for the highest points per game average in playoff series with 43.3. With such marvelous playing achievement, he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 and was also voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996. After successful professional basketball playing career, he came big after the head coach of the Lakers. The coach ruled the Lakers for three years and led the team to playoffs each year and earning a Western Conference Finals berth once. After engaging in Lakers as player-scout for three years, he was promoted to general manager prior to the 1982 to 1983 NBA season. Under the command of West, the team won six championship rings. Following the success, he became the general manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and helped the team to win their first-ever playoff berths. For his marvelous achievement and contribution, he was honored with NBA Executive of the Year Award for two times. He won his first NBA Executive in 1995 as Lakers manager, followed by second in 2004 for being Grizzlies manager.
West Personal Life
As a person, Jerry serves himself very shy and restless. Despite being out of the league in dating things, he has been married twice. Jerry tried his first married knot with his college sweetheart Martha Jane Kane in April 1960. The pair share three sons, namely David, Mark, and Michael. Having successful marital life for so long, the pair ended their relationship in the year 1976. West met her current Karen during the year 1978 and got married shortly. The pair share two sons named Ryan and Jonnie.
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