Brian Scalabrine is Not Ready to Retire

Brian Scalabrine, who’s had a storied 11-year NBA career, is hoping to receive a training camp invite in the next few weeks. The Chicago Bulls recently informed Scalabrine he will not be invited to return to the team, but the fan favorite and extraordinarily hard-working forward feels like he can still contribute, and is not ready to call it a career just yet. In a revealing article, Scal says he’s not going to leave the game until a team tells him he’s just “not good enough.” From “‘I’d be discouraged if I just quit,’ said Scalabrine, who remains without an NBA team after being told by the Bulls he will not be invited to return. ‘Everyone keeps telling me it’s not quitting (taking an already offered TV job). But I want someone to tell me, ‘We don’t want you.’ I’ve always been a tough cut to make. I want someone to tell me I’m not good enough. I just want to see what happens.’ Scalabrine spent five seasons in Boston — the last three under Tom Thibodeau, before signing with the Bulls in 2010. ‘You don’t measure him in stats,’ said Tom Thibodeau, who added he is disappointed to lose Scalabrine. ‘He knows how to win; he helps you win. To me, he’s invaluable with what he brings to a team.”