Jason Richardson has his eyes set on an NBA front office spot
Former NBA high-flyer Jason Richardson has his eyes set on an NBA front office spot after he gets his degree in sports business.
Richardson, who is a two-time Slam Dunk champion, says he’s interested in how you put together an NBA team.
“I’m just enjoying being with my family,” Richardson told Jordan Zirm of Dime Magazine. “I’m actually in school trying to finish up my degree in sports business. Eventually, I do want to go back into a front office. I like the inner workings of the basketball side of it, the business side of basketball. I thought about the coaching thing, but I’m more interested in how you put a team together, the salary cap, getting teams to work well together. Hopefully when I finish my degree I can jump back into that.”
Richardson played in the NBA from 2002-2015. He began his career with the Golden State Warriors and was part of the “We Believe” team.
After his Warriors stint, Richardson played for the Charlotte Bobcats, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers. He has career averages of 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 857 NBA games while shooting 43.8 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free-throw line.
It’s always cool to see what players do after their playing days are over. Hopefully Richardson gets a chance to work in a front office and use his wealth of knowledge.