Richard Jefferson garnering interest from Clippers, Nets as broadcaster
Richard Jefferson has made it clear that he wants to play at least one more season, but the 38-year-old needs to weigh a couple other options as well. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post is reporting that there is interest in from the L.A. Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets in bringing on Jefferson as an analyst. Per Marchand:
“First off, there is major TV interest in Jefferson from ESPN, YES and for Clippers game broadcasts, but Jefferson still wants to play his 18th season, if he can.”
Marchand expanded on the interest from YES, the network that broadcasts Brooklyn Nets games. He wrote:
“Jefferson could potentially join the Nets’ TV crew on YES as a part-time game and studio analyst. Sarah Kustok will remain on the No. 1 team with Ian Eagle either way. The Clippers are also in play for Jefferson as a game analyst.”
Jefferson says he still wants to play in the NBA, but he has a promising career in television ahead of him, whenever his playing career does come to a close. Jefferson already has some experience in media as he hosts the Road Trippin’ podcast with former teammate Channing Frye and Allie Clifton, formerly of Fox Sports Ohio.
The Clippers are looking for another analyst after parting ways with Bruce Bowen over Bowen’s critical comments on Kawhi Leonard.
The Nets would be a natural fit for Jefferson. He spent his first seven seasons in the league with the when the Nets were in New Jersey. He was a key member of the New Jersey teams that appeared in two straight NBA Finals.
It’s unclear just how interested Jefferson is in either position, but it’s clear that his second career will take off whenever he’s ready.