Isaiah Austin, the Baylor basketball star whose NBA dreams were cut short when it was discovered that he had a career-ending condition, has a job offer from the NBA.
The NBA has previously ceremoniously drafted Austin, who was slated to be a first round pick, earlier this year. Now, Austin reveals that he has a job offer with the league that he can take as soon as he finishes his undergraduate degree.
Austin, whose career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart, has been promised a job by commissioner Adam Silver with the stipulation he complete his undergraduate degree from Baylor, he told TMZ.com.
“Right now he’s going to have me do a little stuff with NBA Cares, just off-and-on right now until I get a full job,” Austin told the website, referring to the league’s charity outreach group.
“Adam Silver really wants me to be a part of the organization, and I’m thankful for the opportunity that he’s giving me,” Austin said.
Austin, who was previously projected by some to be a first-round pick, said he also has goals to be a coach.
He said he was offered a coaching position by Baylor coach Scott Drew. But first he will return to school in August to complete his degree.
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