Now, it appears as though he'll be hanging up the jersey and trading it in for a clipboard and suit as he's primed to become the new part-owner of the NBA D-League's Texas Legends, as well as the new head coach.
Najera has no prior coaching experience, but he's good friends with Mavericks President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson, who is also the co-owner of the Texas Legends. The 75-year-old Nelson will be a mentor to the 36-year-old Najera as he makes this transition.
Najera began his career after he was selected 38th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft. He played 12 NBA seasons, before deciding to retire after playing for the NBA's worst team in history (by winning percentage), the Charlotte Bobcats.
The only reason I'm bringing you this story was because he was someone the Timberwolves were rumored to be interested in. If he had decided to stay in the NBA, he likely would've received an offer from a team looking for a third or fourth string combo forward to fill out their roster.
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