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Warriors advisor Jerry West joins the 'Dan Patrick Show' to talk about Jeremy Lin and more.
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Spend a few minutes but -- my favorite players. Jerry west's Lakers hall of Famer -- working with the Golden State Warriors and what we're finding is a lot of these places where Jeremy Lin had. A brief stop over -- That some of them. -- and management coaches GMs are getting -- like how did you not see this and I wanted to be fair to Jerry because with the Golden State Warriors. I don't know how much contact he had which you're a mile and when he was there. Jeremy Jerry joins us now what what kind of contacted -- which Jeremy Lin -- He has something when it was time that there are. In our note that the PP -- who is a very good friend of the owners are -- Japan and a disarmed and they would put together. And they -- in -- in English you know ownership I knew he was undrafted and they signed -- And but I also think there in hand and during the process of trying -- and he Andre Jordan. There's -- certain players and had to be moved off the roster and as it was at the plate or Clark got there -- when it silently they don't put anymore and -- waivers by the probably wasn't where Jeremy is -- as a player my -- who worked for -- -- and he thought he was a terrific player. And I think there and don't blame you but to me don't place Morse. You give credit to him and a credit goes to Jeremy. -- I want to all the big games I think it's an unbelievable story. They're so happy for him but goals a a couple of others saying this sport's about waivers and everything there's no story here. It is maybe some people been sitting Ortiz. And it. There's things you can see the players. Abilities in particular players -- play the game that up above the rim and all the spectacular things -- more athletes do. But he just a terrific player and our our couldn't be more happy forwards are -- I don't think it's about. Looking to Warriors go to Rockets that obviously -- someone didn't -- sitting there was. That was really really important. But how do you gauge confidence as sharply as your ideas with talent. You're trying to also gauge how will these guys actually get on the floor in game time situations game on the line and that's what stood out for me with Jeremy Lin he's not afraid to make a mistake he's out there playing with a high level of confidence. -- there I think a lot of the players journey to get political. We're -- go into -- draft to -- in the draft you know there are so many mistakes made the draft and are honest mistakes because people we're trying to project with the younger players are going to be. But with him my goodness and so happy for him. -- all the things they -- being involved with the Warriors and I talked to him one time. I've got to press conference when I was up there early. Early this year. The poor decisions even started yet I was so impressed with haven't taken part in the pursuit -- presence about it there and this is really need to. And I was -- struck drive out there and obviously they're going to Harvard. Not playing basketball one of our basketball factories. That makes it even more important -- -- I'd just like it's an incredible wonderful story and people in New York. It'll probably embrace that which he he's going to be there for a long are. Because he's -- he's doing he's clever. I know I'm afraid there and I think it in the day that this is going to be one of the best stories we've seen -- be eight years and years and here. But if you're the Knicks now with Mike did Tony -- he's back Carmelo coming back. Do you now what do you do with this team with -- the way he's -- What are -- -- what's most important winning -- He has made their way and edition -- team they put out this. Goodness is not a team that everyone would be afraid of because they don't have all these marquee names. -- the idea that the league system where if he's gonna make them where I heard of Bodine you read single supply. It's not a place there. This kid is really good. He's Jerry west's Lakers hall of Famer joining us Dan Patrick show if you were still with the Lakers and that Chris Paul deal. Didn't go down and he ended up across -- with the Clippers so would you react to today. But the well -- you know I certainly would have been disappointed okay. But that -- and is a bigger story there have been more disappointed OK because anywhere from these things so part of -- if and when you're involving. At -- -- he could make it can actually with a -- Where does any one team involved now there's so much more -- -- of the financial complications all the rules sort of -- They put a lot of work into that and in an opportunity -- control over. Any -- And that but I also think you have to look at that at New Orleans. But the other -- in this league really don't history -- -- it is critical by the league bailed. And I think David did what was best for the league. In terms of making this team viable going forward not taking all these big contracts which would -- for a number of years. It was a it was a tough decision. But at the end of that he as the commissioner you the other owners follow his lead but -- -- -- public preteens are very disappointed trade -- made. I knew he had to go. Is that right tier and you know I'm okay are you sure I'll can -- -- get in trouble I don't get. Into -- you are. I just wanted to make sure Jerry West kind enough to stay with a but I I'm looking at that deal and it if I was looking at what was better for New Orleans. I don't think they got the better end of the deal they had a team that I thought was gonna be able to compete right away and granted Gordon gets hurt. I wasn't sure the commissioner made the right dealer for the entire NBA. Well but again I think -- -- look at -- -- -- pro for sale or trade it's the new owner comes in there but what order they always overdo new owners they want to -- -- -- And when you're putting your own standpoint it's certainly it's something that. I had should be taken into consideration that there and -- -- New Orleans it is franchises have had problems. And I think you get the new holder a chance to build a team the way he wants to do with these people in place. And Eric -- terrific player he's a terrific book. And they gotta they -- starter in this league and some countrymen trade. That you look at try to look at the future. I'll look at the trade that Mickelson made with. With the Lakers and everyone thought that it kind of was such a terrible trade market stalled talks also reported. And they had the foresight to see that and -- just accept traits sometimes you can't evaluate them until two years. I don't know if you follow Phil Jackson's sometimes he gives interviews he did I I don't know if he's done coaching you know hinted that you know made the Knicks that kind of John do you think Phil's done coaching. It hasn't. I would I would hope not. Because I think he's. -- I -- beating any coach are perfect for eating some more and Duke and organize. I just -- I think -- I don't think you should close because he got -- knowledge there. I think one thing I think is so intriguing about him and watching him here in Los Angeles. It is -- his ability deceptive when things are horrible. But it looks like he's just riding an age old with no wood no wait on the water at all I think it's a remarkable trait. It is canes have always seemed poised to I mean -- played very hard they're very organized. Every one played together and that's been a big secret to his success that. In article awful lot of because he's been in places -- a got a lot of talent. But he's also organized a -- -- and helped them win and I would just think that that's something that he should not. -- -- you know I would want one or two things another -- you played in New York in that position ever became available certainly you know. I don't know they would talk Clement talked. But having said that my end Tony with Jeremy Lin didn't look like completely different thing. Does that that some missing ingredients. And it can't watch a team Panama got shot and those receivers look like a Hunter College kid born or. But there's that thing there Jerry he was probably gonna lose his job or at least that was the indication and then you finally this is a system that's predicated on having a -- good point guard. Any didn't have that now he has it and it may take his job there. Well Mike's a great guy OK he's done a good job and you know what I look at. Again Jeremy Lin at what he's done but that's city I think -- Pete they've. -- -- -- I think people go to nick games in one time that the winner came to a really good. They expected them to win and and now they very much like a lot of changes just hope they weren't. I think it was in new feeling there with him ever again I don't want them make them -- well well well but every coach needs a leader this -- leader. And I'll watch him play right now and even looked like he's more relaxed as a coach. Before -- ago I was telling people that when the Knicks are relevant the garden to me. Is a must. Visit in debt -- that you have been there you've got to play in there net com what was that feeling like when the garden and that's probably -- at a peak when you were playing there. Well it's a special place to -- no question about that and what what are. You know we're we're doing that building it I thought I was gonna get drafted that new York and plus deployed and you know looking back -- it it was probably. Something that I didn't have the opportunity to do that -- -- just great for me but I just looked electorate didn't have placed. And also the fans on the Internet what's -- doors and you know they can be incredibly us just to -- in terms recruited are. But anyway. But it is terrific. Just terrific. People. But it eluded venue -- call like Frazier in the back court there. Well in our little repair -- but that would have been that would have been fun because -- -- great respect -- and you know both of -- could sort of play a little -- All that. And it would been a lot of fun but tough and say that was always a special place from may get my two experiences when West Virginia which they're there every year employed. We played you know real quick game and and the fans like our team they showed up -- -- but I would just it was thrilling for me to go -- play even. After I'd been in the league when -- thank you wouldn't have special places play that would have always special place. Most point -- put up in Madison Square Garden. He has done -- really don't know. In -- which just scored a few public shuttle lot there's. But -- I think that. I've never really wasn't counterpoint topic I didn't score sixty separatists and their monopoly that was and also handles. If you do that today but I can imagine. They've they've built turned for you -- -- I never -- a -- put up 68 on the Knicks in the garden. But it was in New Orleans -- it was. Why else ya want I -- Walt Frazier about that. One time it when he was being inducted in the hall of fame personnel why would you bring them up during my hall of fame induction. -- making sick of. I don't I have I ought to be I think maravent put up 68 there in Madison square garden and it was against the -- but. -- -- -- You know every every player has some nights when he scored better than we had a lot of good things and then there was a lot of darkness and not brag they're just. But there was a number ninety I really felt when I scored in the fifties and that is that if you terms like. That I really felt that I could score in the sixties number games and but it didn't just the different time there and would coaches here when you get big league in everything coaches would with they would take you out. And today I think because we promote the -- so much it is -- -- -- these players do -- -- and into local flair but we didn't do of course declared stated today. You never set out to see how many points you -- scored again. But did you ever get caught up in you know I got 48 halftime lead but. Never -- what our schools have the ultimate abilities attitude that you have gotten to the scoreboard -- Diego. You know if somebody has. Close to a triple double. -- put back in the game when Duke -- -- of before. And so are -- because -- people really are conscious of statistical things today and and then it was. You know you always knew coming Wilt Chamberlain. Were -- getting people in the score book. -- but it does anybody that. Approach -- 81. Oh my goodness you know something I think -- still letting the game he was scored more if you peak fitness which are currently just could not destroy what they're going. And any Indian players of that caliber Capel -- -- just don't see that happening today to your local coaches have so much more control the game. And they're gonna take the ball all the players and so if you really get to court particularly good. Because we could've gotten ninety. Omar he -- he might have been surpassed that I don't think you played what the last three minutes. And I know it and I probably had to have massage on it or. Because it took a quick look at the depth -- I'm looking at the draft the nick took -- Did you know I thought that second quarter over -- -- -- clues after you'd generally are. But I did think I was in our that's where I really wanted to play desperately but and it is just. You know there's probably a blessing that I don't mind who you're hearing -- -- that. I -- turned out well. If you're fortunate. Great to visit with the is always serious competitor out thank you Jerry West Lakers hall of Famer.