Mar 8, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Corey Maggette (50) before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Maggette would like to return to the Detroit Pistons

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Although veteran swingman Corey Maggette has stated his desire to join an NBA front office when his playing days are over, the former Duke star isn’t ready to hang up the sneakers just yet.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Maggette still wants to play and is hopeful he’ll get a call from the Detroit Pistons, whom he played 18 games with last season.

“Overall, I’m just waiting and being patient and see what opportunity comes,” said Maggette, 33. “You always got to explore your options, but if the Pistons want me back, it’s great, man. I would love to come back.”

“I gained different perspectives on how these guys think, and it kind of gives you an idea of things that you want to be about when you’re finished,” Maggette said. “I was actually able to sit in on (David’s) interview process with the players. It was kind of cool because as an active player those players actually knew who I was, and I kind of gave them a raw-deal speech of what the NBA is really about.”

Maggette didn’t play often during his short tenure with the Pistons, serving more as a player-coach if anything, but it’s a role he seemed to embrace.

Talent wise, Maggette, despite only being 33 years old, doesn’t provide much but you could do far worse on the end of your bench given the intangibles he brings as a mentor.

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