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Nazr Mohammed now a scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder

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. I’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. I’m really proud of these accomplishments, and now I’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?

[Nazr Mohammed: I’m Back (Again)]

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4 responses to “Nazr Mohammed now a scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder”

  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    And if he could shoot 10% from the free throw line he gets one in 1997. *sigh*

  2. bharlan24

    I remember the fat kid from Chicago. He had a vertical of less than a foot. Wow , what a turn around.
    Way to go Nazr. He won a game at Vanderbilt by releasing a layout just before the horn went off.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Yep, and it was an incredible play despite my snarky comment. I wish he had made just a couple more FTs against Zona. But, I’m sure there were plenty of other opportunities we blew in that game that I can’t remember.

      Good for Nazr and good luck with his new gig!

  3. bharlan24

    Sorry about the typo.