Chris Paul ‘would love to be’ governor of NBA team once he retires
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul has taken on a lot of titles during his career, from captains of multiple teams to being the leading voice for the NBPA. During an interview Yahoo’s Dan Roberts, Paul spoke on a lot of his desires going forward, one of which would be governing an NBA team once he retires from the game.
From the transcript of Roberts’ interview with Chris Paul:
DAN ROBERTS: Chris, let’s end on this. What is the big picture dream for you professionally beyond basketball?
CHRIS PAUL: Man, that is a great question. I’m sure my team and everyone who works with me and helps me would love to know that answer. I would love to be eventually a governor of an NBA franchise. Obviously, I love the game. Like, I love the game, and I want to be a part of it for a very long time and just continue to grow our business, Oh Dipp!!!– continue to tell these great stories.
Chris Paul has always been viewed as the commanding type during his career, often being the echoed voice in any given locker room. To hear that he wishes to be in total control of a team in his golden days should come as no surprise. Many expert commentators have often predicted that Paul would likely coach after his playing days were behind him, which still could be a possibility.
For now, Chris Paul will wait and observe what the Thunder decide to do with his hefty contract in the offseason. At 35, Paul is entering the third year of his contract that’ll see him make $41.3 million during the 2020-21 season, that number jumps to $44.2 million during his final year of the deal.