Andre Iguodala had a part-time job in Silicon Valley before joining the Miami Heat in early February, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
“Andre Iguodala had no idea or intention in his mind to go play for Miami this year. None. (He’d) rather just stay at home in Silicon Valley. He had a part-time job in Silicon Valley. And he was telling anybody who would listen, ‘I’m good.’ I don’t have the name of the firm off the top of my head.
I said that they (the Heat) emerged as a suitor on Tuesday morning (two days before the deadline). And at that point, I was like, ‘You know what, it’s probably not gonna happen, let me just get it out there, at least get some buzz going.’
And then as the day wore on, it’s like ‘Pat (Riley) might call and talk to Andre.’ And then the next day, it’s ‘Pat Riley and Andre Iguodala got on a call and Pat sold Andre,” Charania said on the Pardon My Take podcast, via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Miami is 36-21 on the season, which is good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.