Jose Manuel Calderon Rumors

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Jose Calderon
Jose Calderon
Position: -
Born: 09/28/81
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Earnings: $86,202,087 ($97,424,886*)
“I was talking to a few teams, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to play one more year,” Calderon said. “If I wasn’t going to play for a team with a chance to win and I wasn’t going to play a lot of games, it didn’t make sense. I knew I would miss my family. I started thinking, ‘is it really going to add a lot to my career if I play another year.?’ I had already played 14 years. Why add another year, just because I could? “When I put everything on the table this was a great offer. I’m learning from every side; basketball operations, financial and legal. It’s perfect. And it’s just one subway stop from my house. I wanted my family to be happy. And they’re happy.”
Storyline: Jose Manuel Calderon Retirement

Jose Manuel Calderon retires

While Calderon was staying in shape by working out at the National Basketball Players Association’s gym in Midtown Manhattan, Michele Roberts, the union’s executive director, was drafting plans to keep him in the building. After multiple conversations with Calderon and with approval from the NBPA’s executive committee, Roberts hired Calderon as her special assistant — a newly formed, season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role for a former player seeking to adjust to life after basketball. “I’ve always been sensitive to the absence of players at our New York headquarters,” Roberts told The Washington Post in a phone interview. “This is the Players Association. It’s kind of silly that it’s being run in large part by a bunch of lawyers and people with master’s degrees. I’m in regular contact with players, but it’s nice to have a body here so that I’m not calling a player who is in the middle of his game day nap or talking to someone who is so removed from the game that maybe their perspective is a little bit dated.”
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This summer, he heard from multiple NBA teams about possible front office positions, but he didn’t want to rush into a major commitment without knowing whether he would be a fit. The NBA league office reached out, too, but Calderon concluded that he needed a more flexible position while he juggled his responsibilities, which include running his own charity, serving as a UNICEF ambassador and participating in Harvard Business School’s “Crossover Into Business” semesterlong program for professional athletes.