Earl Watson Rumors

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Earl Watson
Earl Watson
Position: None
Born: 06/12/79
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Watson — who spent 13 seasons in the NBA — revealed his college status in new legal docs filed in his custody war with his ex, actress Jennifer Freeman … who famously starred as Claire Kyle on “My Wife and Kids.” Long story short … Watson claims Freeman wants him to fly out to L.A. for the summers to spend time with their daughter, even though he doesn’t live in L.A. anymore. Watson says he’s got a job (assistant coach on an NBA D-League team) and he’s going back to school to get his bachelor’s degree … so he’s not exactly free to fly across the country.
via TMZ.com
Watson, 35, now serves an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs’ Development League franchise in Austin. He makes $30,000, a far cry from the $1.7 million veteran’s minimum he could have made this season had he continued to play. The Spurs had initially called Watson in July about a coaching opportunity, but he was still undecided about retiring from playing. After helping bury his brother on Sept. 6, he finally called the Spurs and arranged to interview for the position.
via Yahoo! Sports
For years, Earl Watson’s older brother encouraged him to retire from the NBA and pursue a second career in coaching. Watson, a respected veteran guard in the league, knew he wanted to eventually coach, but wasn’t quite ready to give up playing. His career would go on to last 13 seasons, taking him from Seattle to Memphis, back to Seattle, to Denver, Oklahoma City, Indiana, Utah and Portland. Not until the day after burying his brother Dwayne Hooks – who died on Aug. 30, 2014, as the victim of a shooting in Kansas City, Kan. – did Watson take his advice. Hooks “used to say, ‘Earl, if that’s what you want to do, do it,’ ” Watson said. “He said, ‘Earl your entire life you’ve helped the family and took us to a place where we would never be financially.’ He said, ‘Now it’s time for you to do what’s best for you. We’re good. You don’t have to keep playing for us. Do what your heart tells you do.’ ”
via Yahoo! Sports