Brian Scalabrine told the Boston Herald that he’d like to play in the League for “as long as I can.” But since his contract with Chicago will be up next month, Scal has been considering his options on the sidelines: “At 34, he has had ample time to consider his hopes and options. During his five years in Boston, Scalabrine seemed to go back and forth on whether he’d pursue coaching. But that now seems like his direction. ‘What I’ve realized as I’ve got older is that coaches have a lot of control over what goes on, but it’s hard,’ he said. ‘In the NBA, sometimes you get dealt a bad hand or you’ve got a team that turns on you. That didn’t seem like a life that I wanted to live or a road that I wanted to go down. But with talking to our coaches (with the Bulls) and even with Doc (Rivers), it’s more about the relationships you build. Doc’s relationship with Kevin (Garnett) and (Rajon) Rondo and even me, who never really played much — those are bonds. I still have a bond with Doc. I think that’s the thing that’s kind of pulling me back toward (NBA coaching). It’s that camaraderie that you get with a team in basketball.’”