June 12, 2024

Manchin Statement On The Passing Of West Virginian And NBA Legend Jerry West

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) released the following statement on the passing of West Virginian and National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Jerry West.

“Gayle and I are devastated to learn of the passing of our dear, dear friend, Jerry West. When you think of basketball, you think of Jerry West, and it is only fitting his legacy has been forever commemorated in the organization’s logo. Jerry was a pillar of West Virginia culture and never forgot his roots. To his core, Jerry was a West Virginian with an unbeatable work ethic and resilience like no other. He was a great friend and a world-class representative for both the NBA and for West Virginia. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife, Karen, his sons, Ryan, Jonnie, Mark, David, and Michael, and all of his loved ones as they mourn this tremendous loss."