In keeping with what is becoming an annual tradition, there follows a very, very lengthy look at all the retired players this site has, for whatever reason, kept tabs on before. (Some of them are a bit niche. But when you’re in, you’re in for life.) This list is mostly of recent NBA players and an update of the 2013 edition of the same list. The cut-offs are somewhat arbitrary, but they have to be somewhere.
Most sites, when they charge themselves with the task of writing a “where are they now?” post about someone, don’t actually fulfill that mandate. Instead, they talk about “where have they been?” and give career retrospectives hitherto. And they’ll do so one person at a time. That is not the intent of this post. The intent of this post is, what do these people do with their lives now, and/or what is the last piece of news we have on them. It’s better this way.
There’s quite a lot of there, so settle in.
Tariq Abdul-Wahad – Varsity coach at Lincoln High School in San Jose.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim – General manager of the Reno Bighorns.
A.J. Abrams – Retired after last season and returned to Texas to complete his degree.
Cory Alexander – Colour analyst for Raycom Sports, the ACC Network and ESPNU. Also runs a basketball school in Richmond, Virginia.
Others on this list have tried analogous things, as will be seen. Evan Eschmeyer was one, but there are multiple others. None, I would say, have really worked out. So good luck to Malik.
Derek Anderson – Anderson released a book last year, Stamina, and seems to have spent the year hence promoting it and giving inspirational speeches.
Kenny Anderson – At the last update, Anderson was coaching at a Jewish school in Florida, but was fired after a DUI arrest. Since then, he has made the news in diverse ways. Anderson was an apologetic member of Dennis Rodman’s North Korea tour, spoke about sexual abuse he suffered as a child, and performed in the Penis Monologues with Chris Gatling.
Robert Archibald – Now an insurance representative.
Koko Archibong – Assistant athletic director at Polytechnic School in Pasasdena.
Brandon Armstrong – Cannot be traced.
Darrell Armstrong – Assistant coach with the Mavericks.
Connor Atchley – The former Texas big man and Kings signee is now a market analyst at Stream Realty Partners.
Chucky Atkins – Last year, Atkins began coaching at his alma mater, Evans High School in Orlando. In June of last year, it was reported that he would leave Evans to join his other alma mater, USF, in a student manager role working for Stan Heath while he worked to complete the undergraduate degree that would allow to him take a full time NCAA assistant coach’s role. However, Atkins ultimately turned down the offer to stay at Evans, where he remains.
Kyle Bailey – Bailey has also returned to his alma mater, and now works as a video co-ordinator for Santa Clara.
Vin Baker – Baker recently joined Kenny Anderson on Rodman’s North Korean tour, and is now a minister at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
Steven Barber – Runs 24/7 Skills and Performance Training in Houston. Here’s a video of him at work, featuring a James Posey cameo.
Omar Barlett – Seems to have retired and settled in Germany.
Brent Barry – Analyst for NBA TV.
Jon Barry – Still works for ESPN, but got moved from mostly TV work to now doing mostly radio.
Maceo Baston – Runs a cupcake store in Detroit. And if you don’t believe me, here it is from the horse’s mouth.
I enjoy the bit where he compares the level of fame of the NBA to the level of fame of cupcake shop ownership. I want to see that. I also enjoy the generosity he bestows to the interviewee. The lesson, as always – take a camera into the street, film people’s chests, then sit back and reap the rewards.
Tony Battie – Works as a TV analyst for the Magic.
Jerome Beasley – Has not been heard from since an arrest for unpaid child support in August 2012.
Raja Bell – His ugly and unsuccessful Jazz stint having finally come to an end, Bell gave it once last chance with the Knicks in the summer, but his body had nothing left to give, and he has now retired to spend time with his family.
Andrew Betts – Now an assistant coach at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.
Joseph Blair – Executive director at the Blair Charity Group, a non-profit designed to benefit various organisations around Tucson.
Mark Blount – Hitherto untraceable in every other attempted update on him thus far, Blount has finally surfaced in the following press release.
Lancaster, Pa. (September 27, 2013) – Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, recently announced retired NBA star Mark Blount as its newest franchise partner. Blount will team up with Auntie Anne’s to introduce its famous soft pretzels at both CityPlace and the Palm Beach Outlets, two premier shopping destinations in West Palm Beach, Florida. The locations are expected to open in November 2013 and February 2014, respectively.
Blount was first introduced to the Auntie Anne’s team at a Professional Basketball Alumni Association (PBAA) event. After months of back-and-forth communication, he determined that partnering with the brand made sense as his next business move.
“I was actively looking to break into the franchise industry, but I wanted to find a company that was a good fit for me,” said Blount. “I really felt that the Auntie Anne’s brand provided what I was looking for. After getting to know Mr. Dunn and the Executive Team intimately over the past few months, I am excited to officially join the company as a franchise partner.”
Dejan Bodiroga – At last update, Bodiroga was the president of the Serbian Basketball Federation and rumoured to be in contention to take over as president of FIBA. This has not happened – instead, in December, it was reported that Bodiroga will take over next season as the president of Partizan Belgrade.
Jason Bohannon – Investment Adviser Representative for Primerica.
Calvin Booth – At last update a scout for the as-were Hornets, Booth moved this summer to become a director of player programs and scout for the Timberwolves.
Curtis Borchardt – Works in real estate for Flinn Ferguson.
Ruben Boumtje Boumtje – Boumtje Boumtje has gone back to Georgetown to undertake a masters in statistics.
Bruce Bowen – Still works for ESPN as an analyst.
Justin Bowen – Per his LinkedIn, worked for a time as a mental health counsellor, and is now an analyst for Northern Trust.
Ryan Bowen – Now works with the Kings as an assistant director of player development and assistant coach.
Earl Boykins – “Now almost two years retired, he’s splitting time between Cleveland and Denver while he figures what he’s going to fully throw himself into. Something basketball-related is the ultimate answer even if he’s not sure exactly what, and he already has launched Boykins Basketball Academy with camp sessions in the Denver area.”
Michael Bradley – Owns three yoga studios in and around Cincinnati, run by his wife, and coaches at Summit Country Day High School.
Shawn Bradley – Runs a ranch in Utah.
Jamison Brewer – Cannot be traced.
Damone Brown – Brown pleaded guilty in a plea deal to his money laundering charges and avoided jail time. He briefly resumed a basketball career, playing in the ABA, PBL, Mexican and Venezuelan leagues, and now coaches. Very well, too, by the sounds of it:
Worth every minute and every penny. I taught my son all I could and was looking for a personal coach. I then found Damone through CoachUp and I am glad I did. After only a few sessions with Damone my son’s game has seen significant improvements.
Jeremy (CoachUp confirmed client)
In additional to private clients and his AAU work, Brown also coaches at a high school, and has long since run Get Fresh Productions, a company that produces an annual fashion show.
Rick Brunson – At last update, Brunson was an assistant coach under Mike Dunlap in Charlotte, but was let go when Dunlap was fired, and currently seems to be out of work.
Greg Buckner – Still an assistant coach for player development with the Rockets.
Antonio Burks – Now runs Antonio Burks Star Maintenance and Lawn Services.
Jackie Butler – Numerous attempts to update on Butler, now spanning six years, have been unsuccessful. He has not played since his unsuccessful Spurs era.
Zarko Cabarkapa – Cabarkapa’s comeback attempt started and ended five years ago, and he had not been heard from since. However, he recently reappeared at a Spartak St. Petersburg game, working as what Google Translate describes as a “delegate.”
Elden Campbell – Campbell, who retired nine years ago, has made no news since that time.
Jason Capel – Still the head coach at Appalachian State, but is only 7-16 on the season.
Brian Cardinal – An assistant director of the John Purdue Club.
Geno Carlisle – Spoke in the summer about his intent to make a comeback, despite not having played since 2009. It does not seem to have happened.
Anthony Carter – Begins a coaching career as an assistant with the Austin Toros.
Maurice Carter – Lives in Phoenix, though no other information abounds.
Sam Cassell – Assistant coach with the Wizards.
Steve Castleberry – Operations Coordinator at Invest Financial Corporation.
Kelvin Cato – Cannot be traced.
Calbert Cheaney – Left his job as director of operations at Indiana University to become a full time assistant coach at Saint Louis.
Eric Chenowith – Life and disability insurance producer for Parq Advisors in Beverley Hills.
Doug Christie – Joined the Rodman North Korea tour. Here’s a brief clip of him speaking about it.
Searches for updates on his previously documented ventures – namely, his athlete training company and his entry into the world of porn – returned nothing.
This game seems like it would have been fun to watch. In hindsight, both those teams were flawed.
Ousmane Cisse – Has not played since 2010. Got married, had kids, and moved to Arlington, Virginia.
Speedy Claxton – Special assistant to the head coach at Hofstra.
Mateen Cleaves – NBA analyst for Pistons games, college analyst for CBS, and hosts some radio shows.
Keith Closs – Hasn’t really retired, as he continues to hit up the pro-am game. On his Google Plus page, describes himself thusly:
Professional Basketball Player
World class eater
Austin Croshere – College and Pacers analyst for Fox Sports.
Michael Curry – After many years as Doug Collins’s right hand man, Curry interviewed for the head coaching job upon his departure, but lost out and was let go by the incoming Brett Brown. He has been quiet ever since.
Brian Cusworth – After a lengthy European career, Cusworth took a shot at the NBA with the Celtics, but had not recovered sufficiently from his serious injury. He went to the D-League, still hadn’t recovered, went to Germany with ratiopharm Ulm, still hadn’t recovered, and decided to retire. He is now back at Harvard medical school.
Antonio Davis – Works as an analyst on NBA Tonight on ESPN. Grunts approvingly a lot at highlights.
And what is Pro Player Holdings, LLC (PPH)?
A professional athlete should be structured as a corporation. Most professional athletes make more money than the average small business. PPH maximizes a pro player’s earning potential by setting up a corporate structure and it is within this corporate structure that the client will make most of his expenditures where they will be tax deductible.
Justin Davis – Program manager at the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland.
Kyle Davis – Auburn’s shot blocking specialist’s career ended a few years ago after multiple knee surgeries and meniscus tears. Now lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
Derrick Dial – Has been working in sales with Evolv Health, based in Houston.
Dan Dickau – With his wife, has opened a barbers shop in Spokane, imaginatively called “The Barbers.” Also works as a colour commentator for Gonzaga games, and is a publicity manager for a landscaping company.
Kaniel Dickens – Supposedly back home in Denver.
Michael Dickerson – Cannot be traced since the last update.
Alain Digbeu – Coaching with Galatasaray.
Vlade Divac – President of the Serbian Olympic Committee, and runs a foundation in Serbia devoted to rehousing refugee families.
Juan Dixon – Returned to Maryland to finish his degree, and is working as a special assistant coach there.
Nigel Dixon – Cannot be traced.
Michael Doleac – At last update, Doleac was training to become a teacher, but it is not known at what stage he is it. Enjoys Rickaroons with a glass of whisky to unwind at the end of a long day.
Roberto Duenas – Retired several years ago due to endless back problems, and works as a youth manager and coach for Barcelona.
Roberto Duenas fact: in 2006, Duenas was the victim of a burglary in which the burglars handcuffed him. He freed himself and rang the police.
Howard Eisley – Assistant coach for player development with the Clippers.
Tyrone Ellis – At the time of the last update, Ellis was an assistant coach for the Tulsa 66ers. He is now an assistant at the Reno Bighorns instead, whilst also running a company called Court Vision Consulting, and the Chief Communications Officer at Pride Performance, a strength and conditioning company.
Evan Eschmeyer – Director of Corporate Development at Atlas Tower Companies, and an attorney.
Peter Fehse – Coaches the junior team of German club MBC.
Andrei Fetisov – Recently elected to the executive committee of the Russian Basketball Federation.
Kimani Ffriend – In November 2012, Ffriend agreed to leave his Serbian team Metalac to sign a deal in Spain. But late on the 2nd November, before leaving, Ffriend, allegedly drunk, knocked down and killed a pedestrian, Nevena Dragutinović. He spent 10 months in custody in Serbia awaiting trial, only recently released with an electronic bracelet. Ffriend’s trial has been postponed on multiple occasions, and was most recently due to start on January 21st, but was once again postponed when a new witness came forward. Ffriend pleads not guilty.
Michael Finley – President and CEO of Follow Through Productions, a film production company. Also a special assistant to Mark Cuban, and runs a foundation.
Alton Ford – Cannot be traced.
Joseph Forte – Cannot be traced.
Danny Fortson – Lives in Cincinnati, and has made appearances at basketball clinics and career days, but it is not known what he does now.
Jeff Foster – Had his Texas State jersey retired on Saturday.
Shan Foster – Retired this summer and became an assistant coach at Ezell Harding Christian Academy.
Tremaine Fowlkes – Works as a trainer in Sacramento.
Adonal Foyle – “Today, Foyle’s Kerosene Lamp Foundation provides basketball camps, educational support, health counseling, and refurbishes and builds basketball courts for children in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Democracy Matters, a campus-based organization promoting democracy through paid internships for college students and high school fellowships, extends his influence to young adults.
And now, Foyle extends his reach to the youngest generation with his debut children’s picture book, “Too-Tall Foyle Finds His Game.” Written with KLF Executive Director Shiyana Valentine and sporting vivid, colorful illustrations by Toni Pawlowsky, the book tells Foyle’s unadorned story of overcoming adversity and making a mark in the world.”
Richie Frahm – Here’s a long article about Frahm that talks about his transitional period after retirement, his struggles with coaching and running camps, before finding something to immerse himself in: cycling.
Chester Frazier – Assistant coach at Kansas State.
Dan Gadzuric – Listed here due to claims he retired, despite contradictory evidence. After being waived out of camp this year by the Lakers, Gadzuric retired, save for keeping open the possibility of playing in Puerto Rico one day. He then changed his mind and is about to sign with Iranian team, Petrochimi.
Deng Gai – Cannot be traced.
Reece Gaines – At last update, Gaines was an assistant coach at Division II Bellarmine, but only in a volunteering role. He is now in the role full time.
Mike Gansey – Director of Development League Operations with the Cavaliers.
Jorge Garbajosa – Works for the Spanish Basketball Federation, and is currently touring Spain with “Road Show 14” in which he teaches a basketball clinic. Here’s a clip from it.
Spanish architecture is just better.
Pat Garrity – At last update, Garrity was an associate client advisor at Bridgewaters Associates, dealing with hedge funds. You can now drop the word “associate” from that, as it seems Pat got a promotion.
Eddie Gill – Trainer. For more information, turn your sound off and watch this.
Kendall Gill – A long time analyst for CSN Chicago, Gill was let go at the end of last season after punching a colleague. He said he was to be starting a new show alongside Stephen Bardo, although it is not clear if this has started yet.
Kyle Goldcamp – D-League veteran and one time Cavaliers big man Goldcamp retired this summer, despite a career best campaign last year, and is now the youth minister at St Bede Catholic Church in Pittsburgh.
Anthony Goldwire – At the last update, Anthony Goldwire was an assistant coach for the Bucks, but did not have his contract renewed in the summer. He is seemingly involved in youth tryouts, in some capacity, although it’s not clear how. He also played again in a rec league last spring, aged 42.
Jurica Golemac – His long European career coming to an end this summer, Golemac is now an assistant coach with Cibona Zagreb.
Brian Grant – Runs the Brian Grant Foundation that vows to aid the suffering of Parkinson’s syndrome, rather than find a cause. Here’s a video on how he is doing. And yes, he’s shaking noticeably – don’t watch it if you don’t want to see that.
Adrian Griffin – Assistant coach with the Bulls.
Rob Griffin – Head of marketing for the The Dr. Tunishai Ford Show on WADL TV 38 Detroit.
Rashard Griffith – Lives in Chicago, last seen helping out noted coach John Lucas.
Darvin Ham – Assistant coach with the Hawks.
Venson Hamilton – Continues to work out, but has played one game in five years and is hereby assumed retired.
Zendon Hamilton – Z’s very lengthy professional career ended this summer when he retired and joined the Idaho Stampede as an assistant coach.
Penny Hardaway – Coaches a high school team, the Lester Lions, whilst part-owning the Memphis Grizzlies.
Matt Harpring – Analyst for Jazz games and NBA TV.
Adam Harrington – Works in personal training with his company, Aspire Basketball.
Othella Harrington – Assistant Director of Basketball Operations at Georgetown.
Jason Hart – At the last update, Hart was an assistant coach at Pepperdine, but moved last spring to be an assistant at USC.
Eric Hayes – Graduate assistant coach at Maryland.
Alan Henderson – At a camp, said he was “concentrating on family life.”
Russell Hicks – A salesman for OutRank by Rogers.
Kyle Hill – A door to door salesman in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Steven Hill – At last update, Hill was a pricing manager for a transport company. It is unverifiable as to how true this still is.
Tyrone Hill – Has made no news since being let go as a Hawks assistant by the incoming Larry Drew.
Blake Hoffarber – Sales representative at Boston Scientific.
Fred Hoiberg – Iowa State head coach.
Randy Holcomb – Has a clothing line, Alfred’s House Lifestyle Brands, and is a real estate developer for The Woodmont Company.
J.R. Holden – Running a foundation, TEN Inc.
Jeff Horner – Head coach at West Des Moines Valley.
Robert Horry – Lakers studio analyst for Time Warner Cable SportsNet, and ambassador for HearStrong.
Eddie House – Recently started doing pre-game and post-game work for the Suns. Has all the tools to be really good at it, so we’ll see how this goes.
Allan Houston – Knicks assistant general manager, and also general manager for their affiliate, Erie BayHawks.
Juwan Howard – Assistant coach for player development with the Heat.
Troy Hudson – Seems to have returned to music, doing so with a Christian message as a part of the collective “Sswag [sic] Movement.” (The “Sswag” stands for “Stop Satan’s work against God.”) Here is some of it.
DeeAndre Hulett – Approved high school volunteer. That is to say, there is no other update.
Lindsey Hunter – Assistant coach for the Warriors.
Steven Hunter – Phoenix Suns community ambassador.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas – Was a special assistant to Cavaliers GM Chris Grant, although it is unclear how Grant’s recent firing affects this.
Bobby Jackson – Moved from being an assistant coach with the Kings to a player development coach with the Timberwolves.
Dante Jackson – Into his second season as graduate assistant at Xavier.
Luke Jackson – Retired last year to become head coach at NAIA school Northwest Christian University.
Marc Jackson – Analyst on Comcast Sports for Boise State.
Tory Jackson – Assistant coach at Northwood University.
Horace Jenkins – Private coach in the Lehigh Valley area.
Britton Johnsen – Development Officer at the Cause for Hope Foundation.
Ervin Johnson – Denver Nuggets community ambassador.
Alvin Jones – Cannot be traced.
Damon Jones – Wants to be a coach. Got sued for partying with LeBron when he was meant to be working.
Eddie Jones – Weirdly, for one so high profile during his career, Jones cannot be traced.
Federico Kammerichs – Former Blazers draft pick Kammerichs retired this past summer. He somewhat retracted this last month when he committed to playing at the local level, but that qualifies as a retirement by my arbitrary metrics, and thus he is included here.
Jason Kidd – Nets head coach, obviously.
Kerry Kittles – At last update, Kittles was on Wall Street, working for Ledgemont Capital Group LLC. However, Ledgemont went into liquidation last year, so Kittles set up IQ Sports Solutions, an analytics company.
Brevin Knight – Colour analyst for the Grizzlies.
Adam Koch – Has gone to Creighton dentistry school.
Joe Krabbenhoft – Left Wisconsin to become an assistant coach at South Dakota State.
Kevin Kruger – Retired this past summer and became a graduate assistant at Oklahoma.
Ibrahim Kutluay – Runs a basketball academy in Turkey. Also is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Sean Lampley – Lives in San Francisco and was working as an analyst for Cal games on 95.7FM radio, although it is unclear if he still is.
Trajan Langdon – Now a scout for the Spurs.
Dan Langhi – Head coach at Marshall County High School in Kentucky. Not in basketball, however, but in volleyball.
Priest Lauderdale – Cannot be traced.
Charles Lee – After retiring, worked two years as an equity trader for Merrill Lynch, but then returned to basketball to be an assistant coach for his alma mater, Bucknell, where he remains.
Voshon Lenard – Owns several Wingstop restaurants in Detroit.
Quincy Lewis – Now an associate development officer at Minnesota, a non-basketball role that involves fundraising.
Randy Livingston – Moved to Australia where he is now a high school scout.
Steve Logan – At last update, Logan was attempting to set up basketball camps in the Cleveland area. There is nothing to add to this.
Josh Lomers – The Big Asthmatic is now a human resource professional in Texas.
Felipe Lopez – Runs a foundation and is an ambassador for NBA Cares.
Tyronn Lue – Lue left the Celtics to follow Doc Rivers and become an assistant coach with the Clippers.
George Lynch – Director of strength and conditioning at Southern Methodist University, alongside head coach Larry Brown.
Arvydas Macijauskas – Appears at the moment to be a full time father.
Going through and creating this list, and seeing names such as Macijauskas, Kutluay and others (even those such as Antoine Rigaudeau), evoke memories of the European flood that came into the game ten years ago, and some of the eggs it through up. In the last ten years, both NBA scouting and the mutual appreciation between the European and NBA games has improved greatly. There are never really painfully forced marriages like the one between Macijauskas and New Orleans any more. And that’s refreshing.
Tito Maddox – Still nothing. That makes one update in 11 years.
Mark Madsen – In May, Madsen left his assistant coaching gig at Stanford to become the head coach at the L.A. D-Fenders. However, after two months and zero games, Madsen returned to the parent club and became an assistant coach for the Lakers after vacanies opened up.
Corey Maggette – Retired after training camp and hasn’t had time to be heard from again, it appears.
Jamaal Magloire – Player development coach and community ambassador for the Raptors.
Jackie Manuel – Assistant coach at NC-Greensboro.
Sean Marks – Has had a few different roles with the Spurs in retirement, but this summer made the step up to assistant coach.
Donyell Marshall – Assistant coach at Rider.
Darrick Martin – In his second year with St. John’s, but now director of operations rather than assistant coach.
Desmond Mason – Appointed in June to the Oklahoma City arts council, and working as an artist. Here’s a profile.
Tony Massenburg – Has written a book about Len Bias with Walt Williams.
Kelly McCarty – Has been rehabbing after knee surgery, and works as a trainer in Huntsville. Here he is in a panel discussion with Kelenna Azubuike and Derek Anderson about faith in basketball.
Walter McCarty – This time last year, Walter was a singer. Now he’s a Celtics assistant coach. Something for everyone there.
Antonio McDyess – Cannot be traced. His comeback plans of last season amounted to nothing.
Cornelius “Scooter” McFadgon – Works in real estate in Dallas.
Jeff McInnis – Runs an AAU team in Charlotte.
Aaron McKie – Lost his job as an assistant with the 76ers when Brett Brown took over. Took an analyst job with Comcast Sportsnet instead. On the plus side, got the following compliment from Allen Iverson:
“I talk about the mistakes that I made in my career. I made a million of them, but if it weren’t for Aaron McKie I would have made two million of them.”
Gerry McNamara – Assistant coach at Syracuse.
Antonio Meeking – Back in his home town of Farmerville, Louisiana.
Scott Merritt – Assistant coach at Menomonee Falls high school.
Chris Mihm – This video is from December 2012 and there is nothing more recent.
Darius Miles – Partying. Nothing else to report.
In lieu of news, then, here’s some clips from The Perfect Score, the 2004 film in which Miles starred alongside Scarlett Johansson. Darius can be seen in this clip in a quiet, understated role, letting you know he’s there without the need to draw attention to it while simultaneously commanding the respect of the room.
And in this scene, where he shares screen time with Scarlett, Miles contributes a key plot point to a group scene, and even has lines and everything.
Great role player. Such hustle.
After spending more than 14 years in the NBA, Brad Miller is excited to be focusing all his time and energy on the next chapter in life his passion for hunting lifestyle as a good ol’ country boy. He’s worked hard for his toys, and now he’s ready to play!
Even after the glitz and glam of being an NBA superstar, Brad has stayed true to his roots as a small town Indiana country boy. Now with 900 acres of his own farmland, Brad has the resources to live out his dream of hunting, fishing, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Now in entering his fourth season as the host of Country Boy Outdoors, Brad is well adjusted to the pressure of getting the kill. After a successful three seasons with Jon Brunson, Brad is ready to branch out on his own to take his all-star friends and hometown buddies on the adventure of a lifetime.
Tune in to the Sportsman Channel to join Brad as he travels the world doing what he loves: Whackin’ and Stackin’ baby!
Reggie Miller – Analyst for TNT.
Cuttino Mobley – “NBA Star, Entrepreneur, Philosopher, Student, Teacher, Trendsetter, Friend, Son, Father, Mogul.” Also a man who really enjoyed writing his Twitter bio.
Mobley has in the last year made rumblings about a comeback at age 38, and worked out for some teams in the offseason. Coincident with, but certainly not coincidental to this, Mobley’s other documented ventures on here have seemingly been closed down for now, or at least lowered in profile. Mobley, it should be remembered, was investing in medicinal marijuana clinics.
Jerome Moiso – Announced his retirement only last month.
Adam Morrison – Student assistant coach at Gonzaga.
Brian Morrison – Working in the music industry in Los Angeles. Is also the 17,948,775th best reviewer on Amazon.
Alonzo Mourning – Vice President of Player Programs and Development for the Heat.
Troy Murphy – Returned to Columbia University university last month to complete his degree.
#NBA Legend, President @RealRunFun and athletic recruiting Speaker @NCSA_Media
Can you really describe yourself as a legend? Seems like an honour best bestowed by another.
Mamadou N’Diaye – An assistant coach at Coastal Carolina.
Eduardo Najera – Head coach and general manager of the Texas Legends.
Drew Neitzel – Now a financial advisor.
Matt Nelson – Worked at Camp Walt Whitman, a kids overnight summer camp. Walt Whitman is not to be confused with Charles Whitman or Walter White.
Tyrone Nesby – Still playing in street tournaments, Nesby’s website purports him to be a personal trainer, yet having not been updated or finished, it does not provide all the necessary information. Visit the shop!
Ira Newble – At last update, Newble was an assistant coach for the Austin Toros. He now is not, and other Ira Newble news is not so good. His foundation is listed as “dissolved,” and, though it cannot be said for certain, this and this might be the same Ira R. Newble II. According to this, Newble is now back in Detroit rehabbing and coaching, although it does not say in what capacity this coaching comes.
There’s a song called Ira Newble. I quite like it.
Drew Nicholas – Now a studio analyst for Total College Sports and ESPN3.
Matt Nielsen – Works as a big man “adviser” with the Perth Wildcats.
Moochie Norris – The website for moochienorrisbasketballacademy.com no longer works, but the Houston based company is still in business.
Shaquille O’Neal – Part owner of the Kings. Analyst for TNT. Doesn’t seem to come in non-drowsy form.
Fabricio Oberto – At last update, Oberto, who initially retired in 2010 due to a heart condition, had actually unretired to play in his native Argentina with Atenas. He averaged 9.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 13 games for them, re-retired, and now is a TV presenter interviewing basketball and music stars. He also owns a winery.
Lukasz Obrzut – Can’t be sure, but his Twitter suggests he is back at Kentucky doing a PhD.
Okur’s father sadly died recently. The ceremony had a casual dress code.
Kevin Ollie – Head coach at UConn. Recently freaked out for entirely justifiable reasons.
Next time you think “all NBA referees are terrible,” remember that they are actually the best in the world. No, really, they are.
Bo Outlaw – Orlando Magic community ambassador.
Robert Pack – Having previously been an assistant for the Hornets and Clippers, Pack moved this summer to become an assistant for the Thunder.
David Padgett – Assistant coach at IUPUI. Turned 29 yesterday. Happy birthday!
Scott Padgett – Assistant coach at Samford.
Milt Palacio – Assistant coach at the University of Idaho.
Theodoros Papaloukas – Papaloukas ended his illustrious career at the end of last season, and is considering his options.
Anthony Parker – A scout for the Magic.
Cherokee Parks – Last seen helping out at Coach K’s basketball academy. His bizarre French minor league comeback is long since over.
Andre Patterson – Cannot be traced.
Ruben Patterson – Appeared at the last Portsmouth Invitational Tournament as an assistant coach, but is otherwise untraced.
Anthony Peeler – Assistant coach at Division II Virginia Union. Occasionally lobbies for a head coaching gig, most recently at UMKC, but it hasn’t happened yet. Hasn’t quite figured out Twitter yet, either.
Ben Pepper – Has worked, played and coached with the Geraldton Basketball Association in Western Australia for the last few years, but it is unclear if he is still there.
Morris Peterson – “Peterson is busy these days running his own clothing company called World Artist Refuge as well as managing an entertainment artist touring company for all forms of transportation and booking called World Artist Transport.”
Marijonas Petravicius – Petarivicius’s career ended in the summer of 2012 due to lung disease. He promptly earned a MSc in European Basketball Coaching Science from the University of Worcester (don’t ask how such a basketball-weak nation as mine has produced such a valued resource as this because I don’t know), and is looking for coaching opportunities.
Kevin Pittsnogle – Has left behind his education career and is now a sales representative for a car dealership in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Scot Pollard – Continues to star in B movies, the latest of which is under the eyecatching title, “Destination Planet Negro.” How does it shape up? Well, here’s a blurb…..
In 1939, leaders of the Black community in America come up with a secret solution to the problems of racism and discrimination — leave the planet! They launch a rocketship with three astronauts — the intrepid Professor Avery; his beautiful and intelligent daughter Beneatha; and crack test pilot “Race”Johnson — to claim the planet Mars. Will these brave explorers make it to “Planet Negro”? What lies on the other side of the wormhole they fall into on the way? Find out, in this new black (and Black!) comedy from Kevin Willmott (CSA: The Confederate States of America, The Only Good Indian).
……and here’s a video.
Scot Pollard doesn’t appear in that trailer, it seems, but IMDB says he plays a character called “The Coyote.” Sounds PRESTIGIOUS.
The director of Destination Planet Negro, Kevin Willmott, is also soon to release a film about Kansas basketball called Jaywalkers.
Willmott’s KU basketball film, Jayhawkers, is set for Spring 2014. Through the eyes of Wilt Chamberlain and Forrest ‘Phog’ Allen, Jayhawkers takes a unique look at racism,college sports and the changing tide of opportunities throughout the Midwest in 1950s America.
Pollard is credited with both a screen credit and an associate producer’s spot on Jaywalkers.
Olden Polynice – Claims to have a few things going on – “Ambassador at Large Haiti, Radio Host, Coach and DJ”, per his Twitter. Like Pollard, he too will soon appear in a film, hosts a radio show called The O Zone, really wanted a job with the Clippers, owns a coaching service called Next Star Basketball, works as an ambassador for the National Basketball Retired Players Association and an ambassador at large for Haiti (others with the same title include Sean Penn and Petra Nemcova), and used to be a colour commentator for the now-defunct Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA. Can’t seem to find a clip of him as a DJ, though.
Mark Pope – Assistant coach at BYU.
James Posey – Was supposedly up for consideration for a coaching spot with the Celtics, but instead begins his coaching career this season with the Canton Charge of the D-League.
Vitaly Potapenko – Moved up last summer in the way Posey surely soon intends to, becoming assistant director of player development for the Cavaliers.
Leon Powe – Pursuing unspecified business interests.
This is nice. To begin with.
Roger Powell – An assistant coach at Valparaiso, and also a minister.
Hollis Price – Assistant coach at the Texas Legends.
Laron Profit – Assistant coach for player development with the Orlando Magic.
Chris Quinn – Retired this autumn after being waived by the Jazz, and became the director of player development at Northwestern.
Vladimir Radmanovic – Only recently retired and does not appear to have made another move yet.
Theo Ratliff – Initially quiet in retirement, Ratliff has put himself out there this year. He runs a foundation, created a golf tournament, built an activity centre in Demopolis, works as a speaker, and joined a board of advisors.
Luke Recker – Works in sales for Stryker Instruments, where Adam Haluska also works.
Michael Redd – Like Radmanovic, Redd retired so recently that he hasn’t had time to do much since.
Justin Reed – Hasn’t been heard from since his arrest three years ago.
Don Reid, former Detroit Pistons power forward, spends much of his time working with mentally disabled adults as a job coach and gym teacher at the Troy Center for Transition.
[…] After retiring, Reid spent time managing custom car shops in Florida and Michigan, and then began volunteering at the Royal Oak Boys and Girls Club. It was his time there that led to his position at the Troy Center for Transition.
Reid created the “Odd Ball Olympics” while in Royal Oak. The events included pole balancing, Eskimo kick and ping-pong tap, which allowed kids with less athletic ability to feel more confident stepping out of their comfort zone.
Jared Reiner – Also works in sales for Stryker Instruments, who clearly have a good Iowa connection somewhere.
Nate Reinking – As was somewhat predictable, Reinking is now an assistant coach for the GB national team.
Maureece Rice – The Philly high school legend is hereby assumed retired on account of the long time he has spent out of the game, although he did average 26.2 points per in a recent Pro Am league. Also held a youth camp.
Jason Richards – Previously a graduate manager at Pittsburgh while working on an MBA, Richards is now a video coordinator and director of analytics there.
Norm Richardson – At last update, Richardson was coaching a youth team in Germany, but appears not to be any more.
Cliff Robinson – Robinson was a member of Rodman’s North Korea tour, which was quite impressive at age 47. It was reported in the offseason that he would join the Springfield Armor as an assistant coach, but he did not – instead, Robinson will appear on the latest series of Survivor.
Eddie Robinson – Robinson actually made a comeback recently – after four and a half seasons out of the game, Robinson returned to play for the Halifax Rainmen in the NBL Canada, averaging 9.7 points and 2.1 steals per game before being released. He has not played again and is assumed to have returned to Houston, where he has a family.
Glenn Robinson – Glenn Robinson news is hard to come by, due in no small part to the emergence of his sons, Glenn Robinson III (a legitimate draft candidate out of Michigan) and Gelen (who just committed to playing football at Purdue).
Dennis Rodman – A lot going on here.
Joey Rodriguez – VCU guard Rodriguez was named as an assistant video co-ordinator at UCF in September 2012, yet this was not the end of his professional career. He returned for one final season in Puerto Rico, his third with Atleticos San German, and averaged career highs of 7.9 points and 3.3 assists per game. However, he was dismissed from the team for a tirade in practice, was subsequently traded to Humacao, played only spot minutes in 12 games, then was released in May. That was the true end of his professional career (at least for now), and Rodriguez has since been named as an assistant at Benedictine College Prep.
Rodney Rogers – Rogers and his wife run his foundation, and also a transport company, Jazzie’s Trucking LLC.
Jalen Rose – Works for ABC and ESPN as an analysis, does a weekly podcast called the Rose Report, has written a book due out soon, and has founded a high school, the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit.
Malik Rose – 76ers colour commentator.
Brandon Roy – No news, but still earning plenty of money from the NBA contract he cannot physically honour.
Kareem Rush – Rush tried to make a comeback this season with the L.A. D-Fenders, and averaged 9.8 points in 12 games, but re-retired from the D–League last month due to injury. He remains with the D-Fenders for now in a loose, unofficial coaching-style role, although there remains hope for one last comeback as a player.
Bryon Russell – Looking for coaching opportunities, but seems not to have yet found one.
Brian Scalabrine – Assistant coach for the Warriors.
Jon Scheyer – Back with Duke as a special assistant coach.
Mladen Sekularac – After four years of being unable to trace Mladen Sekularac, he’s been found. He qualified last year as an accredited coach from the Russian College of Sports and Health. There we go.
Josip Sesar – Youth coach at Cibona Zagreb.
Ansu Sesay – Cannot be traced.
Ha Seung-Jin – In the midst of a temporary retirement as he completes his military service.
Doron Sheffer – “Sheffer is sitting at a kitchen table in a guest apartment in the couple’s modern sun-drenched home where they run a business catering to people who come for healing of the body and mind.
Sheffer’s livelihood also comes from running youth basketball clinics that impart values and addressing various audiences in Israel and abroad about his life story. He’s synthesized those experiences and life lessons in an autobiography published in Hebrew. It’s titled Aneni, from David’s famous proclamation in Psalm (118:5) “Out of my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me [aneni] with liberation.””
Ricky Shields – Cannot be traced.
Joe Shipp – Still cannot be traced.
Preston Shumpert – Coached in the summer at the Bellucci Basketball Academy. Then in October claimed, “as of right now, I haven’t made it a concrete decision, but I’m probably retired.” Suffices for me.
Bobby Simmons – Owns a clothing store, Succezz, and a nightclub, although he still holds out hope for a last NBA shot.
Ramunas Siskauskas – Retired this July and is spending time with his growing family.
Jabari Smith – Made a comeback in 2012/13 with the Cincinnati Slam of the UBA, averaging 17.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in 9 games, shooting 43% from three. It was his first action since 2010. Managed the impressive feat of scoring between 15 and 19 in every game, which is quite the consistency level. Has since disappeared again and cannot be traced.
Joe Smith – Pursuing his music career under the name Joe Beast. Here’s some of his songs in partnership with an artist called Kyss Major – as a duo, they are known as “Sexy The Beast.” Googling “sexythebeast” also reveals adult chat websites.
How about a 52 minute combined interview/gig?
(video removed by uploader, sadly)
Joe does have a great speaking voice, it can’t be denied.
Steve Smith – Studio analyst for NBA TV.
Tyler Smith – His lengthy Japanese career having seemingly drawn to a close, Smith (the Penn State one) now works as a colour analyst, and runs ProPlayerVideo, although the website is currently suspended.
Eric Snow – Sources differ on whether Snow is the director of player development at Southern Methodist University, or an assistant coach. Maybe he’s both and the former is just a rewording of the latter. Either way, he is still there, working under Larry Brown, who is the head coach. Rumours that he would leave to join the NBA this past summer did not come to pass.
Kirk Snyder – Nothing since the last update.
Sean Sonderleiter – Clinic director at a VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa, albeit not sure which.
Latrell Sprewell – No idea.
Jerry Stackhouse – Works as an analyst for Pistons and ACC games.
Vladimir Stepania – At the last update, ran a speciality food importer. However, the website no longer works. Now works on the advisory board to the Georgian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and runs a medical business.
Blake graduated from Gonzaga University with a business management degree. He played basketball for Gonzaga and following college he spent several years playing professional basketball both in the U.S. and overseas before settling into his role at Comedical. He enjoys the day to day interaction with his customers and partnering with them to find ways to improve patient outcomes.”
Perry Stevenson – Coaches at Lexington Christian Academy.
Frans Steyn – Sales consultant for Precision Surgical LLC.
Predrag Stojakovic – Does some ambassadorial work for the NBA.
Awvee Storey – Player Personnel Manager for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
Damon Stoudamire – Left his gig as an assistant at the University of Memphis to take the same position at Arizona.
Brad Stricker – Business development manager and regional sales manager at Nuverra Enviromental Solutions in Texas.
Erick Strickland – Has taken up coaching as an assistant at New Mexico Highlands University (division 2), working for a few months prior to this as a high school assistant with Bellevue West High. Worked for the 18 months prior to that as a salesman at an Acura dealership, and trained as a minister. There appears to be no surviving evidence of his one time business idea, Luxury Boys Toys, an online sales portal for very expensive stuff.
Rod Strickland – Special assistant to John Calipari at Kentucky. Nearly left there last spring to go to DePaul, yet it did not happen. Also helps fellow Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua coach the Dominican Republic national team.
Trent Strickland – Strickland joined the NBL Canada to start the 2012/13 season, but tore his knee and retired from the game. He subsequently went back to school and got a job at Enterprise.
Curtis Sumpter – Sumpter retired in 2012 and returned to Villanova as a director of student-athlete development, then left this autumn to join the Philadelphia 76ers as a video co-ordinator and player development coach.
Stromile Swift – Likewise, no update.
Wally Szczerbiak – Works as an analyst for both the Knicks and CBS.
Maurice Taylor – According to LinkedIn, a partner in a firm called Luxury Asset Lending.
Billy Thomas – Head coach at Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri. Recently returned to Kansas to graduate in African American Studies.
Etan Thomas – An author and a speaker, about fatherhood, mentoring, politics, and the like.
Kenny Thomas – Runs golf tournaments and sells “super oxygenated” bottled water. If you’re wondering how he can do both, go to his website. And if you’re wondering what Kenny Thomas looks like with a bottle of super oxygenated water, here’s a picture.
Jake Tsakalidis – After six years of looking, Jake still cannot be traced.
Kostas Tsartsaris – Retired this summer after doing the double in his 11th year with Panathinaikos. Tenative yes to coaching, pretty much a no to politics.
Mirsad Turkcan – Works as a coach for Fenerbahce.
Ime Udoka – Assistant coach with San Antonio.
Ramon Van de Hare – Having retired a few seasons ago, Van Der Hare recently reappeared at Barcelona’s ten year anniversary reunion of their 2003 EuroLeague title team. Barcelona’s own website reports that Van De Hare now works in the wholesale fruit industry with his father.
Nick Van Exel – In his first season as an assistant coach for the Bucks.
Keith Van Horn – “After selling Branded Business Apps in 2012, Keith now serves as President and CEO of Accuworks, Executive Director of Premier Basketball Club and is Managing Partner of VH Real Estate Holdings, a private real estate investment firm.”
“Following his NBA career, Keith found success in business, founding Accuworks Software (which owned such brands as Branded Business Apps and Weatherist.com) VH Real Estate Holdings as well as Colorado Premier Basketball Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth become great basketball players and people.”
Jacque Vaughn – Magic head coach.
Fred Vinson – Into his fourth season as an assistant with the Pelicans.
Jake Voskuhl – Cannot be traced.
Milos Vujanic – Having retired due to injury, Vujanic tried out coaching with Partizan Belgrade, didn’t like it, and now owns a physiotherapy clinic.
Nikola Vujcic – Now a team manager and assistant coach with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
Dajuan Wagner – After six years of reading about Wagner’s desire to make a comeback, he finally made one, in a summer league called Heritage Hoops.
Antoine Walker – Has made a documentary about himself, and wants a coaching gig. Also plans to write a book. Antoine Walker really wants to tell Antoine Walker’s side of the Antoine Walker story.
Ben Wallace – Wallace has built a training facility in Richmond, where he runs various leagues.
Rasheed Wallace – Pistons assistant coach.
Travis Walton – Walton squeaked out three professional seasons – one in Switzerland, one in Germany, and one in the D-League. He is now a personal trainer.
Charlie Ward – Same as the last update. Ward has been the head football coach at Westbury Christian high school in Texas for several years, and is also a part of the school’s development team.
Michael Washington – Despite several signings and near signings, Arkansas big man Washington has never played a professional game, it appears, and is untraceable.
Clarence Weatherspoon – “Weatherspoon said he’s working for a company that develops cell phone apps and ringtones in the metro Jackson area, as well as serving as a volunteer coach for Ridgeland High, where his son, Clarence Jr., is a sophomore.”
In researching this, I learnt of a Polish author called Janusz Pawlak who writes under the name Clarence Weatherspoon. True story.
Chris Webber – Analyst. You knew that.
Frederic Weis – Now a consultant for his final team, Limgoes. Here’s an interview about his battles with drink and depression, and, if Google Translate is remotely truthful, apparent attempt to overdose on pills.
David Wesley – Coached for a bit, then moved into broadcasting, and is now the colour commentator for the Pelicans.
Robert Whaley – Untraceable since his release from prison, which is better than at least one alternative update.
Jahidi White – In 2007, White set up a music production company, Cuzzo NoiZ. It is unclear what has become of it.
Chris Whitney – Still the director of player development with the Bobcats.
Mike Wilks – At the last update, Mike Wilks had just been hired as a scout by the Thunder, and remains there today. Wilks also serves as a board member and development consultant for the To God Be The Glory Sports youth development program.
Aaron Williams – Williams cannot be traced since a very brief assistant coaching stint at Xavier.
Ajani Williams – Williams’s long tenure as the president of the Jamaican Basketball Association ended at the end of last month.
Alvin Williams – Williams was working as a scout for the Raptors at the last update, but was fired as a part of Tim Leiweke’s clearout. He subsequently was an assistant coach for the Celtics in summer league and later helped out with the Canadian national team, and now is the director of an academy, the Academy of Hoops.
Donell Williams – In the last update, it was reported that Williams was working as a personal trainer. However, it has proven impossible to verify if this is still the case.
Eric Williams – An arrest warrant was issued for Williams in June related to a paternity case. In addition to this, this really really weird and no doubt automated pile of spam website states that Williams has joined a payments processing company as a special consultant.
Ezra Williams – Williams’s LinkedIn states he is the Vice President of New Colors of Golf, a golfing apparel company.
Jason Williams – Still plays in exhibitions, and can still handle and pass like crazy, as evidenced by this gem on the summertime NBA Legends tour of Asia:
Jay Williams – Still an NCAA analyst. He is also a managing partner in a marketing firm, Leverage Agency, and recently did a segment with Bryant Gumble where he talks about quite how damaged his knee was, is, and will always be.
His comeback only got him to a D-League standard, a sub-par D-League standard at that, but that in itself seems pretty phenomenal considering what he says here.
Jerome Williams – At powerhouse high school Findlay Prep, a place where many future NBA players pass through, Williams started out as director of operations, then became assistant coach, and then this summer became the head coach.
Scott Williams – Last time we checked, Williams was an assistant coach with the Idaho Stampede, but this summer he moved to take up the same role with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Shammond Williams – Last time we checked, Williams was an assistant coach at Furman, but this summer he moved to take up the same role at Tulane.
Walt Williams – Along with writing that book about Len Bias with Tony Massenburg, Williams recently completed a 100 mile bike ride to raise money for charity, and, it seems, still works as a financial advisor for UBS.
Corliss Williamson – Last time we checked in on him, Williamson was a head coach at Central Arkansas, but he left last summer to become an assistant with the Sacramento Kings.
Tre’Von Willis – Willis never played professionally after leaving UNLV due to knee troubles. It is not clear what he now does.
Ryan Wittman – At the last update, Wittman had recently left basketball to work in the financial services sector with Morgan Stanley. He has since changed his mind again and returned to basketball as a graduate assistant with Boston College.
Ray Young – Former UCLA guard Young works for former team mate Matt Barnes’s company, Matt Barnes Enterprises, in what he describes as a Strategic Branding Development. He is also launching a fashion line.
Brian Zoubek – At the last update, Zoubek had just closed his pastry shop to take up real estate. Specifically, he now works as a broker for Cushman & Wakefield. He is also studying for a masters in real estate at New York University.
Eurelijus Zukauskas – Owns a construction company. Still plays amateur ball and has done some camps.