NBA rumors: Pacers have tried to hire David West to work for franchise

Drew Shiller

Report: Pacers have tried to hire D-West in some capacity originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

David West retired from the NBA in August 2018 after winning back-to-back championships with the Warriors.

Since then, he has been spending time with his family, working hard in the fight toward racial equality and social justice, and ocassionally making appearances on various media platforms.

Is there a chance he soon returns to the NBA in a management role? Well, it sure sounds like the Indiana Pacers would love to make that happen.

To be clear, the assumption here is that West is not a candidate to replace head coach Nate McMillan (who was fired last week), but rather he gave Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard his opinion on what type of coach the organization should target.

In late July, the two-time NBA All-Star publicly ripped the New York Knicks' decision to hire Tom Thibodeau, which makes one wonder how West would feel if Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni ends up in Indiana.

West played for the Pacers for four seasons from 2011 to 2015, and was an integral part of teams that reached the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and 2014.

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No matter what the potential role is, West -- who turned 40 years old last weekend -- would be a great addition to any franchise.

It's unclear if the Warriors ever have had any conversations with him about returning in some capacity.

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