Vince Carter hoping to stay involved with NBA game in retirement
There’s a very good chance that Vince Carter has appeared in the final game of his storied NBA career, and the 22-year veteran hopes to remain involved in the game once his playing days are indeed over.
Appearing this week on the “Expeditiously with Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris” podcast, Carter opened up about how he is declining to rule out any potential option when it comes to the second chapter of his life following retirement.
“I want to do some broadcasting. I want to stay around the game. I want to continue to be a mentor in some capacity,” Carter said. “I have aspirations of being a part of an ownership group. I don’t make that kind of money to own a team outright like [NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan] … but at some point, I want to be a part of an ownership group where I can still be that mentor that they need, and I want to be the middle man to bridge the gap for the ownership/executive side.”
Carter’s ability to connect with younger players is readily apparent in light of the flattering moniker his Atlanta Hawks teammates bestowed upon him this season. Playing 1,541 games across stints with eight teams obviously has provided Carter the tools needed to accomplish any and all of his stated post-playing career goals.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding whether the NBA will resume its 2019-20 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Carter was left incredibly emotional in March after walking off the court upon realization that his iconic career has likely come to an unceremonious end.
Carter has expressed no regrets over how his career turned out, including how it was never in his DNA to chase a ring. Even without a championship to his name, Carter’s NBA legacy is assured. What’s more, there’s no reason to doubt bigger and better things are on the horizon once Carter hangs up his sneakers for good.