Skip to content

Corey Maggette, front office executive? That’s what he wants.

Jul 29, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

Corey Maggette AP

Certain guys you see going through the NBA and you think, “that guy could move into the front office seamlessly. Chauncey Billups is a guy right now that fits that mold and he could get a shot with the Pistons.

Corey Maggette?

He wants it to happen and has taken steps that way, according to an interesting note from Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.

Sources close to Maggette say that he briefly considered retiring this summer so that he could attempt to land a job within an NBA front office. He recently took part in the NBPA’s Leadership Development Program, which essentially grooms current players to become executives. However, it’s looking like he’ll play one more season and then attempt to join a front office next offseason.

First off, he wants a one-year minimum deal with a contender. If healthy (he only played 50 games the last two seasons combined) he could give a team some volume scoring and trips to the free throw line. Plus he’d bring some huge biceps to the locker room. He’d be an end of the bench guy, but that might happen even though to this point there has been no real whispers about a landing spot for him.

As for the front office… he should get a chance. People should have a chance to prove themselves in life. He’ll have to work his way up but his 14-year NBA career and the fact he went through the NBA’s training program should get his foot in the door.

And that’s the kind of chance a lot of guys would kill for. Hopefully he makes the most of it.

  1. 00maltliquor - Jul 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    I would be so stoked if the Lakers picked him up. Even for just a 12-20 min off-the-bench role. I’ve always had respect for Maggette. Or Xzibit when he had the braids back in LAC.

  2. dacapt704 - Jul 29, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    He went to DUKE…a top notch institution for academics as well as mens bball!! Coach K is the GOAT!

    • dezglobal - Jul 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      Just bc he went to Duke it dsnt mean he paid attention in class.. College athlete that was bound for the pros isn’t they typical book worm.

  3. p31squared - Jul 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    He should certainly be well-versed on making trades…

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (2493)
  2. K. Irving (1958)
  3. L. James (1645)
  4. K. Bryant (1574)
  5. A. Davis (1563)