The executive board member and special consultant, who played a major role in not trading Klay Thompson and helping lure Kevin Durant to Golden State, will be leaving to take a similar position with the Los Angeles Clippers.
West has been with the Warriors since 2011.
The Logo had been with the Warriors for the past six seasons, helping them build and develop a team that's now won two National Basketball Association championships. Over the past several years, we turned the Forum into the most successful concert venue in the West, and the #2 ranked facility of its kind in the country.
West's contract with the Warriors is expiring and sources say a strain had developed with their ownership group.
The Clippers will become the fourth team with which West has been affiliated since the Lakers drafted him out of West Virginia University in 1960.
Not however, to the Lakers, the franchise with which West built arguably the NBA's greatest overall career as both an elite player and general manager. The Clippers are certainly going to be one for West. Every person is different in terms of their lives and how people age. I've often said this stuff is like a puzzle. The 79-year-old veteran made a statement by saying "sometimes you need to be challenged". AEG, which owns and operates Staples Center, also owns the Kings and a piece of the Lakers.
The move is believed to be part of the Clippers strategy to entice key free agents and retain their stars, particularly Chris Paul who has reportedly been intrigued about joining the San Antonio Spurs.
If it does come down to the Clippers or Lakers for James, a new arena and the courtship of an all-time National Basketball Association great could give the Clips a leg up over their in-city rival.