LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31:   Golden State Warriors executive board member Jerry West sits on the bench by NBA logos before the game the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly ac

Jerry West, who spent the last six years as a special consultant with the Golden State Warriors, is leaving the reigning NBA champions to take a similar job with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum.

The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner confirmed the news.

ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne shed light on West's departure from the Warriors:

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West told ESPN that he has not yet signed a contract with the Clippers, but knew Monday night would be his final game with the Warriors.

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West called leaving the Warriors "one of the saddest nights of my life" because of the respect he has for the organization and the players.

When asked about the Clippers job, West told Shelburne "I'm very intrigued. This owner, [Steve Ballmer] is a winner and he wants to win."

In May, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported West was considering leaving the Bay Area for Southern California since his contract with Golden State was set to expire at season's end.

However, Warriors owner Joe Lacob was adamant the team wanted West to return after he helped advise the front office during its transformation into a title contender.

"We want him back," Lacob told the Mercury News' Tim Kawakami. "We love him. He’s been a great contributor to the organization, someone I consider a personal friend as well. We would love him back (beyond this season), and we’ve made that known."

Shortly after the news of West's departure broke, Lacob expressed a similar sentiment in a statement relayed by USA Today's Sam Amick:

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Statement from Warriors owner Joe Lacob on the departure of Jerry West, who has been in deep talks with the Clippers

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West, 79, will now head to the Clippers—who are facing a slew of big decisions this summer with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and JJ Redick all slated to become unrestricted free agents on July 1.

The Logo could also be an asset to the Clippers when it comes to recruiting free agents. Last July, West reportedly made what turned out to be a successful pitch to Kevin Durant about joining the Warriors.