|About Jonnie West|
|Birth||May 18, 1988 California|
|Spouse||Michelle Wie (2019-present)|
|Children||Makenna Kamalei Yoona West (born June 19, 2020)|
|Siblings||Ryan, David, Mark, Michael|
|Parents||Karen West (Mother), Jerry West (Father)|
|Job||Director, Pro Personnel|
|Alumni||Lausanne Collegiate School, West Virginia University|
|Works For||Golden State Warriors|
Michelle Wie retired from professional golf after over a decade to focus on motherhood. Since then, her fans have been curious about the highly touted golfer’s post-LPGA life. But Michelle Wie’s husband, Jonnie West, isn’t free from the intrigue either. West has the rare appearance on her Instagram and is quite lowkey. But he actually has a connection to the NBA, and his last name probably rings some bells. So, we reveal more about that interesting background in this Jonnie West wiki.
Jonnie West’s Family
Jonnie West was born on May 18, 1988, in California. He is the son of Jerry West and Karen West.
In case his dad’s name is familiar, he is indeed the Jerry “Mr. Clutch” West, the former Los Angeles Lakers star through the ‘60s and ‘70s. Also known as “The Logo” (the nickname he earned when his silhouette was incorporated into the NBA logo), he coached the Lakers after retirement and is currently an NBA executive.
Jerry West and Kristine “Karen” Bua have been married since 1978. They have two sons, Ryan and Jonnie. Jonnie also has brothers, David, Mark, and Michael, from Jerry’s first marriage to Martha Jane Kane.
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Jonnie West’s Education and Career
Jonnie West graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School. Jerry West’s youngest son went on to play college basketball at his alma mater, West Virginia University.
West earned a BA in sports management in 2010 and an MBA in 2011. He also had a management internship at Wasserman Media Group.
Although West didn’t play professional basketball, he did follow his father’s current career. Since 2012, he has been working off the court for the Golden State Warriors franchise.
From 2014 to 2016, he was the associate general manager for the Warriors G-league affiliate, Santa Cruz Warriors. West started as a scout for almost three years and worked up to player programs.
West was promoted to director of player programs from 2016 to 2018 and later in basketball operations. And as of 2021, the NBA executive is involved in pro personnel.
Jonnie West and Michelle Wie’s Relationship and Kids
In January 2019, Michelle Wie revealed she was in a relationship with Jonnie West. Their engagement was announced three months later, and they married on August 10, 2019.
Jerry West and the family attended the Beverly Hills wedding. Warriors star Stephen Curry and LPGA pros Danielle Kang, Jessica Korda, Marina Alex, Alison Lee, and Alison Walshe were among the pro athletes in attendance.
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The following year, the LPGA pro announced they’re expecting their first child. Their daughter, Makenna Kamalei Yoona West, was born on June 19, 2020.