Bookkeeping the retired guys, 2014 edition
February 14th, 2014

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. Maurice Ager – Now a producer and rapper. Is “Grammy considered.” Cory Alexander – Colour analyst for Raycom Sports, the ACC Network and ESPNU. Also runs a basketball school in Richmond, Virginia. Courtney Alexander – Runs a not-for-profit foundation that recently resulted in a nasty looking lawsuit. Malik Allen – Has launched a sports-centric social networking site, inRecruit.com. 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. Morris Almond […]

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Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
March 19th, 2013

Every now and then, it’s fun to comb through the list of recently retired players (almost, but not quite exclusively, NBA ones), and track down their current post-playing career whereabouts. The last such list was compiled two years ago and is rather out of date now, so here’s a fresh one. Tariq Abdul-Wahad – Abdul-Wahad is now the head coach at Lincoln high school in San Jose. Shareef Abdur-Rahim – Still the Kings assistant general manager. Last year returned to university to finish the degree he left unfinished 16 years earlier. Maurice Ager – Ager hasn’t played since a four game stint with the Timberwolves at the very start of the 2010/11 season. Instead, he’s turned to music, and is now a producer and occasional rapper. Ager’s first album, “Moe Town,” was released last month; here’s a video clip of a bonus track, called “Pistons.” You’ll recognise one sample. Briefly mentioned at the end is “Sports ‘n’ Music”, a radio show Ager also hosts. Here’s an episode of that. Cory Alexander – Last time we checked in, Alexander had had some problems. He’d lost all his money, and was suing Bank of America to get it back, claiming it was their fault. It is unclear how successful this action was. But what is clear is that Alexander turned his occasional commentary role on Virginia games into a bigger media career, and is now an analyst and announcer on the ACC Network. Courtney Alexander – Now coaching high school basketball at Dominion Christian High School in Marietta, Georgia. Alexander also still runs his not-for-profit, Georgia Press, although the website has changed location since last time. It now points to a subdirectory of imsopure.com. Alrighty then. Derek Anderson – After initially going quiet in retirement, Anderson has made numerous waves in the […]

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