Oct. 12, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Adam Morrison (6) reacts on the court during the game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 104-93. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Morrison hired as student assistant at Gonzaga University


One time Gonzaga star Adam Morrison has decided to retire from the NBA and has taken a “job” at his former stomping grounds as a student assistant’.

Morrison is planning to continue his education at the school and will join the coaching staff come the season, this according to CBS Sports.

Per Gary Parrish:

Former Gonzaga star and National Player of the Year Adam Morrison is taking classes at the West Coast Conference school and will be a member of the Bulldogs’ coaching staff this season, coach Mark Few told CBSSports.com on Thursday.

“He’ll be a student assistant,” Few said. “It’ll be great. The players really respect him.”

Morrison was drafted third overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats but quickly fizzled out after his rookie season, playing in just 161 career games.

Despite the lack of success on the court, Morrison did become a two time NBA Champion thanks to his reserve role on the Los Angeles Lakers.

He ends his NBA career scoring 7.5 points per game, becoming one of the larger busts in league history.

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