Lakers Great Jerry West To Join Mohegan Sun’s Winning Authors

2011-09-08

The legendary Jerry West will take part in Mohegan Sun’s Winning Authors series on Saturday, October 29th


Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce that former NBA great and now author of a brand new autobiography, Jerry West, will take part in Mohegan Sun’s Winning Authors program on Saturday, October 29th.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will kick off at 3:00pm in The Cabaret Theatre with a live discussion followed by a book signing in The Shops at Mohegan Sun at 4:00pm. West’s book, West By West: My Charmed, Tormented Life will be available at Spin Street as the event nears.  West joins a list of outstanding authors that have participated in this program, including Marcia Clark, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, Nora Roberts, Robin Cook, Lee Child and John Saul.
ABOUT JERRY WEST
Jerry West had one of the greatest NBA careers of all-time and is widely touted as one of the best pure shooters ever.  He played his whole tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1960 – 1974. Before his NBA days he was an All-American at West Virginia University.  His name can be found on the very short list of great offensive players who have scored over 25,000 career points which breaks down to a staggering 27 points per game average.  This average currently ranks 5th in NBA history.  He would go on to do great work in the Lakers front office after his playing days, where from 1982-2000 he served as General Manager, playing a vital role in putting together 5 championship teams during that time frame.
In West By West: My Charmed, Tormented Life, the legendary Jerry West tells his story-from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its self-assessment and honesty, West By West is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration.

ABOUT WINNING AUTHORS
Winning Authors is an experience offering an intimate and unique environment for book lovers.   All events are free and open to the public of all ages.  Books by featured authors will be available at the Spin Street store in The Shops at Mohegan Sun for purchase. For more information on Jerry West and other Winning Authors at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com/winning-authors.
This event is part of Mohegan Sun’s month-long 15th anniversary celebration. Be sure to check out mohegansun.com/15th for all the latest updates on events, celebrity appearances, special offers and other anniversary celebrations.

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Cody Chapman

Chapman, Cody