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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  20 responses

Adam Morrison Could Retire if He Doesn’t Make the Blazers’ Roster


Adam Morrison says he’s ready to hang it up if the whole basketball thing doesn’t work out for him in Portland, and the 3rd overall pick from the 2006 NBA Draft thinks he’ll be at peace with his decision. Per CSNNW: “After being out of the league the last two years, Morrison, 28, said that if he didn’t make the Trail Blazers’ regular season roster, he has plans to end his professional playing career and start a new one. ‘I’m going to finish school and start coaching (If he didn’t make the Trail Blazers roster)… I did the Europe thing and it just wasn’t for me,’ Morrison said. ‘Not saying the (Europe) culture or anything like that, (or) the people, it just wasn’t for me. So, yeah, if it doesn’t work out, I’m willing to look myself in the mirror and say, ‘I gave it a honest shot’ and turn the page. Do something else.’ Coach Morrison has a nice ring to it. With Elliot Williams out for the year with a torn Achilles, Morrison has a legitimate shot to survive past training camp with the team’s lack of wing play. Head coach Terry Stotts says scoring is Morrison’s strength, but adds Morrison will have to show that he can be serviceable on the defensive end as well. [...] ‘It’s funny, people act like just because it didn’t work out, my life is just, horrible. You know what I mean?,’ Morrison said with a chuckle. ‘It’s not that bad. Ok, it didn’t go well, but it’s not like I’m destitute, and broke, and homeless. There’s a lot of people who have had worst things happen than not making it in a certain career. I’m a father, I enjoy other activities. Life’s alright.’”

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  • EP

    Good for him. Life after basketball.

  • resalazar

    Ammo no matter what you are god!!! You will always be a 2 time champ!! I love you man!!!

  • K_HOLIDAY

    That was awesome to read. I have a newfound respect for Adam Morrison. Wish him the best of luck!

  • hillbilly

    Wurst things happen at Octoberfest. Just sayin’…

  • Solito

    There is not one team in the NBA that doesn’t hide a bad defender on defense, because he is a 12 ppg player on offense…. So I really don’t see any reason the Blazers passing on that opportunity. No risk, max return. Even Dan Dickau, though far from superb, did some good things in Portland (and slammed Dirk’s hand in the bus door :) … and I still don’t get why Richie Frahm never got a fair shot with the Sonics. I sincerely hope that Robert Sacre dosen’t catch the A-Mo curse with the Lakers, and follows Ronnie Turiaf’s trail…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • spit hot fiyah

    he seems humbled

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    hope he’s a good asset to portland

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Do the Trail Blazers still have Luke Babbitt? Morrison would have to battle Luke for a bench spot…

  • Fat Lever

    Nice to see an athlete who has a grip on reality and the proper perspective on where they are.

  • bike

    Nice perspective. Give it your best shot and forget about how it turns out.

  • LakeShow

    “it’s not like I’m destitute, and broke, and homeless.”
    Cut your hair, maybe they won’t confuse you with a bum…

  • bmoretalent

    say what you want about the career the kid can flat out shoot youtube his overseas highlights he shootin the lights out

  • Dutch Rich

    wait till you see my yootoobe highlights, in it I’m the next coming of Chuck Person

  • http://www.newrichreport.com/gymalien GymAlien

    no way! go to China with T-Mac

  • patrick

    I don’t get this guy…why can’t he make an nba roster? he’s the 3rd fricking overall pick in his draft year..like what is the issue here? ?!?!?!?

  • danpowers

    lol

  • danpowers

    you know how it is mo, the system allways trying to keep a white brother down.

  • gg

    You need an update, he’s done this.google

  • LakeShow

    Last I checked dude looked like….

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