Kyle Korver’s illustrious NBA career is over, but he already has a job lined up.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the veteran sharpshooter has joined the Brooklyn Nets as an assistant coach specializing in player development.
After 17 seasons with six different teams, Korver’s playing career comes to an end with this move. He is presently ranked No. 4 in the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list with 2,450 and No. 10 in 3-point percentage with 42.9 percent, making him one of the league’s best perimeter shooters.
Korver, who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers for a season and averaged 9.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game, will rejoin with Nets player Kyrie Irving, with whom he shared a season in Cleveland. He’ll also be reunited with the team that chose him in the second round of the NBA draft in 2003 before moving him to the Philadelphia 76ers.
However, according to Korver, the Nets — then known as the New Jersey Nets — didn’t get much in return for him. After hearing his name announced as the 51st overall pick, he narrated it like this:
“I found out shortly afterwards that I had been traded to Philly. I’m not sure if ‘traded’ is the right word, I was more or less sold for an undisclosed amount of money. I later found out that they used that money to pay for the entry fee for the Summer League team, and with the leftover money, they bought a copy machine. What’s your trade value? Apparently, mine is a copy machine. But it’s OK, because a couple of years ago, that copy machine broke.”
Korver would never play for the Nets in his career, but there appeared to be no animosity between the two sides. Last season, the Nets placed in the top 10 in 3-point rate on field goal attempts, indicating that he will be joining an organization that will benefit from his skills.
Source: Yahoo Sports