At East Bank High School in East Bank, West Virginia, West's dreams became reality. He was easily the best player on his club, and during his senior year he led the school to the state championship and became the first player in state history to score more than 900 points in a single season.
born on May 28,1938in Chelyan, West Virginia, Jerry West played basketball on a collegiate level and led the 1960 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.
He joined the Los Angeles Lakers and played with the team for 14 years, reaching the NBA finals nine times and winning the championship in 1972.
In 1976, Jerry West returned to the Lakers for a three-year stint as head coach. After working as a scout for the team beginning in 1979, he was named general manager of the club at the start of the 1982 season.