HoopsHype Corey Maggette rumors


October 15, 2013 Updates
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Alex Kennedy: I heard Corey Maggette nearly retired over summer to take an executive job, like Jared Jeffries. Makes sense he'll retire if cut by Spurs. Maggette has been interested in executive job for awhile. He did NBPA’s Leadership Development Program, which grooms players to become GMs. I could see Corey Maggette becoming a coach too. I've seen him coach draft prospects at @impactbball and Coach Maggette did a great job. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

October 13, 2013 Updates

Jeff McDonald: Corey Maggette says he will retire if he doesn't make Spurs. Some preseason game stories write themselves. Maggette also said he knew the deal coming in to camp. Knows it will be uphill battle. Had no other offers, thought he'd take a stab. Corey Maggette: "If I could get an opportunity here, it would be great. If not, this game has been good to me.” Twitter @JMcDonald_SAEN

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Maggette said his priority is to return to the Pistons, who have not made him an offer. "Overall, I'm just waiting and being patient and see what opportunity comes," said Maggette, who's currently training with Olympic speed coach Benoit Duboscq in southern California. "You always got to explore your options, but if the Pistons want me back, it's great, man. I would love to come back." ESPN.com

July 26, 2013 Updates

At this point in his career, Maggette wants to play for a contender. He has made more than $89 million since entering the NBA in 1999, so he could likely be signed for a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum. 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. HoopsWorld

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Maggette said he had no idea that a push toward the future is why he has been benched for 45 consecutive games since the Pistons acquired him last year by trading Ben Gordon to Charlotte. "No one told me anything," he said. Is he bitter? Deep down, probably. He certainly isn't going to say as much. He became a wealthy man playing a child's game. Too many NBA players lose sight of that fact. Maggette hasn't. Booth Newspapers

"You see me every day," Maggette said. "I'm working -- working with the young guys, out on the court, in the weight room, doing everything I can do to be able to play on this team. But situations happen the way they're going to happen. Do I know why? No. Is there a reason why I shouldn't be playing? No. It's tough, because I am a competitor. But there's nothing I can do about it. "I'm not going to talk bad about my situation because it's not professional. It's not what you're supposed to do. To me, the thing is just to keep working. A professional, to me, is helping the young guys, who are able to make me better. And working with Arnie (Kander, strength and conditioning coach) has been great. It's really helped my body out." Booth Newspapers

March 3, 2013 Updates

Corey Maggette was probably being a little sarcastic when he thanked Pistons coach Lawrence Frank for saving his "body this year." But after riding the Pistons' bench for most of this season, Maggette said he definitely wants to play next season. "Right now I've had a full year recovering and working with (strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander)," he told the Free Press on Friday. "We'll see what happens." Detroit Free Press

Maggette even raised the possibility of resuming the role with the Pistons next season. "Another option still is for me to be a veteran for these guys and come back here another year," he said. "That's another possibility because we have a lot of young talent here and still need a veteran to talk to, and I know I've gained the respect of those guys and I'll be able to do that. "We'll see what happens after that." Detroit Free Press

Pistons officials also insist there is still a market for Maggette around the league, which makes his dismissal of a possible buyout of the rest of his deal to go sign with another team kind of eye-opening. Detroit Free Press

February 28, 2013 Updates

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