Once upon a time, former NBA veteran shooting guard Jason Terry was known as “The Jet.” Terry was an instrumental member of the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks team that would win the first NBA championship in franchise history, and he retired in 2018 after 19 seasons in the league. Now, Terry is preparing for his role as the assistant GM for the Texas Legends, the G-League affiliate for the Mavs.

He spoke to C.J. Holmes of The Athletic about the winding road that his post-playing career has taken.

“Since I retired, I’ve just been working on my post-playing career. Doing some broadcasting for Turner, Players Only, and then … I just accepted a position as assistant general manager with the Texas Legends. A career in management or coaching is something I aspire to do — NBA coaching or college. Obviously (working) in the front office in the NBA is something that interests me. I’m a basketball lifer. I’ll be a part of the game in some way, shape or form.”

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It should come as no surprise that Terry is doing everything he can to remain in the league given that he played until the ripe age of 40. He was a popular member of TNT's “Inside the NBA” this past season, but it appears that Terry is angling more towards player development and scouting.

Naturally, he will make a triumphant return to the Mavs organization, albeit in a slightly different capacity. Terry last played in Dallas in 2012, and he will now pour all of his time into ensuring that the Mavs have a steady pipeline of talent in their system.