Jamal Mashburn isn’t just sitting back and enjoying his retirement. The former UK star and NBA All-Star is as busy as ever and runs over 90 business. The Lexington Herald-Leader profiled Mashburn’s success, who last played in the NBA 14 years ago.
Mashburn put in an unsuccessful bid for the then-New Orleans Hornets but still has high hopes for owning an NBA team one day.
Besides owning an NBA team, Mashburn also wants to mentor current NBA players on their fiances.
“… At the end of the day, I look at myself as a teacher in a non-traditional form, not in the classroom,” Mashburn said. “One day I do want to put together a curriculum. I have spoken to a lot of NBA players. Some reached out to me and have chatted about certain things they want to get involved in.”
We hear about heartbreaking stories of players far too often, so it’s great to hear of a former Cat that is doing so well. I’m all for Mashburn owning an NBA team hopefully bringing it to Louisville someday.
Mashburn’s son, Jamal Mashburn Jr., has also received attention from several blueblood programs. Mashburn Jr., is a 6-foot, 180-pound guard that just transferred from Gulliver Prep in Miami, Fla., to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.
The four-star Mashburn Jr. is ranked No. 76 in the 247 Sports rankings.