HoopsHype Greg Ostertag rumors
The Texas Legends and coach Nancy Lieberman have expected for some time that 11-year NBA veteran Greg Ostertag would attempt a comeback by playing for the Legends or possibly join them as an assistant coach. Tag has been out of the NBA since the end of 2005-06 season. But the 37-year-old from Duncanville has decided to shelve plans to resume his career for family reasons. ESPN.com
Greg Ostertag, the center from Duncanville who went to Kansas and spent most of his 11-year NBA career with the Utah Jazz, was working out with the Mavericks' Alexis Ajinca at American Airlines Center. Ostertag won't be wearing a Mavericks' uniform, but he may be close to earning a spot as a player and/or assistant coach with the Texas Legends, who will play in Frisco as part of the NBA Development League. Ostertag, 37, has been out of basketball for four years. He spent nine seasons with Utah, then was with Sacramento for one year before returning to the Jazz for the 2005-06 season, after which he retired. Legends co-owner Donnie Nelson said it's possible Ostertag will join the team. The likable big man averaged 4.6 points and 5.5 rebounds for his NBA career. Asked if the Mavericks might have an interest in Ostertag, Nelson said that they already have four centers on the roster (Brendan Haywood , Tyson Chandler , Ajinca and Ian Mahinmi) and aren't looking to add more. Dallas Morning News
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