Almost a year ago, on May 6, 2019, the news came out that Greg Oden, a former NBA and Portland Trail Blazers and Miami Heat player between 2007 and 2014, had managed to graduate from the University of Ohio State with a Master in Sports Industry.
The former pick 1 of the 2007 NBA Draft gave an interview last February to the American medium Hoopshype, in which, among other things, he spoke about his expectations for the short and long-term future of his career:
“Right now I would like to focus solely on my current job. I am the athlete advisor at a financial education company called Edyoucore. We talk to athletes about taking advantage of their respective situations and being more committed to their finances because you never know when their careers”.
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On the possibility of training one day in a basketball team, something in which Oden has been quite committed to doing, the former player did not want to close the door. On the contrary:
“In the short term I don’t think. But I think training is something that always comes to mind. I love teaching and being close to basketball. How to play it now is impossible, the best way to be in the game it’s from the coach’s side. “