NBA Rumors: Brooklyn Nets looking to bring on Buck Williams for ambassador role /

Buck Williams is considered by many to be one of the greatest players in the history of the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets franchise. He’s the all-time leader in games played (635), points (10440), rebounds (7576), free throws made (2476) and turnovers (1811). He’s also second in blocked shots (696).

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As Fred Kerber of The New York Post reports, the team is looking into possibly bringing Williams back into the picture for a “multi-pronged position.”

A member within the organization told Kerber that while nothing is made official, having Williams return in such a role is something that’s being considered:

"We’ve talked about it but it’s certainly not a done deal. We’d love to have him and could use him in a million ways. There’s no real job description as such but Buck could be [utilized] in player development, with sponsorships, with community relations.It is something that has been discussed and we’ll likely talk about it again."

Williams, 54, spent eight seasons as a Net, averaging a double-double of 16.4 points and 11.9 rebounds. He was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on June 24, 1989 for a package of Sam Bowie and a draft pick.

He finished the last two years of his career as a member of the New York Knicks before retiring in 1999. Williams later became an assistant coach for the Trail Blazers.

Kerber points out in his piece that having one of the most famous and beloved players in team history “could serve as a bridge from Brooklyn back to New Jersey, helping the Nets to reconnect with some of their former season-ticket holders.”

Williams likely wouldn’t be brought in as a member of the coaching staff, but as someone who could represent the franchise in an ambassador role.