Jared Jeffries had two different stints with the New York Knicks during his NBA career. After his playing days were over he joined the Denver Nuggets front office as a scout. Now the former-player-turned-executive will now become a reality star after landing a fishing show on the Outdoor Network.
It shouldn't surprise many that Jared Jeffries approaches life from many different angles. After all, during his two stints as a New York Knicks big man (2006-10, 2011-12) even the fans approached Jeffries differently. At first he was an over-paid bust of a signing who was a liability on offense. Then he was looked at as one of the better defenders in a Knicks uniform.
That's just how Jeffries goes about his life. He could have continued his NBA career. In fact, he had the chance to return to New York for a third stint but instead decided to retire and join the Denver Nuggets organization as a scout.
However, that isn't Jeffries only post-playing career aspiration. No, becoming a scout with the hope of someday working your way up to a general manager position isn't enough. Jeffries also intends on bringing his other passion to television screens around the world. He loves fishing and the Outdoor Network has given him his own show to prove it.
The bottom line with this is, good for him! Jeffries has always been a likeable guy. By all accounts he's a good man. Sure, he might be the worst offensive player in the history of professional basketball.
Sure, he and Michael Ruffin could play a one-on-one game to seven for a year-and-a-half. We all know every person reading this article could beat Jeffries in a game of horse.
However, that doesn't mean he can't be a successful front office member or television personality. Jeffries is well spoken, well educated and well respected. He's also obviously well rounded because he's apparently quite the fisherman.
Hopefully he'll have a great time doing so while make additional money to the $40 million in career earnings over his 11 years in the NBA along the way. Who knows, maybe he's be able to get former NBA Commissioner David Stern on his show as a guest. That would be worth watching even if it's just in hopes of seeing Stern fall overboard.
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