Jeremy Lin took to Twitter on Tuesday night and hinted at retirement while reminiscing on the past year playing both in China and the G League. Lin appeared in nine games for the Santa Cruz Warriors this year, following his decision to leave the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association and try to make it back into the NBA.
While he didn’t explicitly say that he was retiring, the post felt as if that could be around the corner. “I didn’t get it all done, but I have no regrets,” he wrote, in part. “I gave my ALL and hold my head high. As for what’s next, I trust what God has in store for me … Thanks to everyone whose rolled with me on this journey. I love you all.”
While he was proud of his short season in the G League, he never heard from a team willing to call him up. “For reasons I’ll never fully know, that chance never materialized,” he wrote. “But I proved I’m better than ever and an NBA player. And like I said before … dream big dreams, risk heartache. “I’m blessed. I’ve had an NBA career beyond my wildest dreams. I had the luxury of taking a year to chase a dream without worrying about paying bills.”
Jeremy Lin said he will not become a coach when he hangs up his basketball shoes, unless it is part of his charitable work. Speaking after Santa Cruz Warriors’ win over the Austin Spurs on Sunday, which marked Lin’s return to the court after missing five games, the 32-year-old told media of his future plans.
“When I’m done, I’m done,” Lin said, responding to whether he will take his experience as a player in the NBA and Chinese Basketball Association, where he played for the Beijing Ducks last season, into a coaching role once he retires. “Unless it’s with my foundation or underprivileged children or something like that when I’m done you won‘t see me on the sidelines,” he said. “I will be with my foundation and that‘s what I want to do when I’m done.”
September 21, 2021 | 2:49 am EDT Update
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