West Jerome Alan
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West, Jerome Alan Known as "Jerry." Born 1938.
American basketball player, coach, and general manager. As guard for the Los Angeles Lakers (1960-1974), he became one of the National Basketball Association's all-time scoring leaders, and as coach and general manager he helped lead the Lakers to six world championships.
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