Richard Jefferson to join YES Network if unsigned before start of 2018-19 season
Richard Jefferson might not be ready to retire, but father time is surely calling. Unless the longtime veteran gets an offer to play for one more year before the start of the season, he will joining the YES Network to cover the Brooklyn Nets for this 2018-19 season, according to Nets Daily.
The veteran wing has recently received interest from ESPN, YES Network, and the L.A. Clippers to work as a studio analyst and start his post-playing career, thought it seems he already has a job lined up if no team shows interest.
Richard Jefferson will join a YES team headlined by veteran announcer Ian Eagle along with Sarah Kustok, Ryan Ruocco, Jim Spanarkel and Michael Grady, as well as studio hosts Bob Lorenz and Nancy Newman. Longtime NBA voice Mike Fratello won’t return.
So far, it’s been more post-career opportunities for Jefferson, who put up a mere 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds last season, reduced to playing only 20 games in 2017-18, which looks to be his very last season in the league.
Jefferson already packs some experience in the booth after co-hosting the podcast Road Trippin’ and taking part of the Cleveland Cavaliers broadcast team during last year’s playoff run.
It’ll make watching the Nets even funner next season.