This summer Jared Dudley retired from playing basketball after not getting a spot on the Los Angeles Lakers roster. The 36-year-old took on an assistant coach role under Jason Kidd on the Dallas Mavericks.
However, prior to this move he had conversations with the Lakers about him taking a non-playing role on the team, including a broadcasting position. Dudley’s choice was to remain actively involved in basketball.
“At the end of the season, sources said, the Lakers did have conversations with Dudley about other potential roles in the organization, including broadcasting, but ultimately he opted for a front-of-the-bench coaching position with Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks.”