Jared Jeffries has been a nice role player for 11 years. Known as a hustler, Jeffries was a good defender, and played significant minutes with the Knicks a few seasons ago. Well, it looks like he’s ready to start his post playing career in the Denver Nuggets‘ front office, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
He will begin his post-playing career centered on a scouting role, sources said.
Jeffries, 31, has a strong history with new Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly, who worked in the Washington front office when Jeffries played with the Wizards from 2002-06.
He played for Portland last season, but was dealing with injuries. He only appeared in 38 games for the Blazers. It’s nice to see someone not hold on too long, and know what they want to do when their career is over. These guys devote their whole lives to their craft, and they play for a little over a decade, then they have to find something to do for the rest of their lives. Being 30-35 and retired can be tough, and that’s why you see a lot of guys run out of funds. Best of luck to Jeffries as he transitions to a scout.