Last year, Nazr Mohammed officially retired from the NBA after an 18-year career. Now, he’s going back…to the front office.
This afternoon, Nazr announced he has accepted a role as a scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He explained his decision to come out of retirement in a post for The Players’ Tribune.
“My experience playing this game has given me a perspective that I think can help build a successful team. Talent is crucial to winning championships, but maybe even more important is establishing a culture that values character and a strong work ethic. I believe you can find all those qualities in one individual, you just have to know what to look for.Â Iâ€™ve been in a championship locker rooms at the collegiate (1996 and 1998 NCAA Champion at Kentucky) and the professional level (2005 NBA champion with the Spurs) so I know what it looks and feels like. Iâ€™m really proud of these accomplishments, and now Iâ€™m just looking forward to channeling those experiences into this new challenge.”
As you can see in the picture above, Nazr was at the Kentucky/Harvard game on Saturday. In addition to checking in on his alma mater, was he also checking out some future pros?