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Jerry West did some of his best work in Richmond, for WVU in SoCon tournaments

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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That may surprise those who know of West, the basketball icon who recently died at 86, solely for accomplishments on NBA courts and front offices. But at The Arena, Richmond’s mecca in hoops days of yore, West led West Virginia to three consecutive Southern Conference championships 1958-60. Located at the current site of Sports Backers Stadium and just south of The Diamond on Arthur Ashe Boulevard, The Arena opened in 1908 as an exhibition hall and administrative office center for the State Fair of Virginia, which took place on adjacent...

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