Brandon Roy nearly called it a career after suffering yet another setback in his rehabilitation from knee surgery.
“As soon as it happened, in my head, I said 'I quit. I just quit,” an emotional Roy said. “That was my first thought, that I couldn't do this anymore.
“I'm at a crossroad in my career.”
Roy will likely retire if he can't get right this season.
“I look at it like this has got to be the last season,” Roy said. “I don't have any regrets because I know I tried to give it another season. So me saying this has to be the last season, it's not as difficult as it was last year. I tried. I gave it that last effort and it's time to move on. I'm at that range to where I'm at peace with things.”
Roy hopes to start a coaching career soon.
“Now, I think there's something in me that I can offer to basketball. There's a message that I can bring to basketball. I wasn't the fastest, the highest jumper, but my knowledge of the game helped me be an effective player at a high level,” Roy said. “Coaching at the NBA level is where I see myself. If this season is it for me, I'm not staying away from basketball. I would want to get in as soon as possible.”
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Roy Ponders Retirement, Hopes To Move Into Coaching
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Posted February 04, 2013 - 03:56 AM
Man, I feel so bad for him. You could tell that he is in LOVE with the game. Damn, I do think he could have been one of the best in this league if he had the chance to strive into his prime gracefully. Sucks.
Posted February 04, 2013 - 06:24 AM
Dude can't catch a break. He was one of my favorite players during his time in Portland.
Trade for Austin Rivers, say, Hill & Johnson.
Posted February 04, 2013 - 09:36 AM
So sad to see a potential Superstar turn out this way.
RIP Dad. I miss you so very much...
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