by Greg Akers
Former Memphis Grizzlies general manager and basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West is looking to become a two-sport star executive. West retired from the Grizzlies in 2007, but now he's heading up the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open, according to ESPN.com. The Los Angeles tournament is over 80 years old. Coincidentally, today is West's 71st birthday. Happy birthday, J-dub.
This story has nothing to do with West's signing of Brian Cardinal to a long-term, high-dollar contract in 2004, but I'd like to mention it. And, by the way, here's a neat run down of West's transactions while Grizzlies GM. Clap Clap Clap-Clap-Clap, Overrated!