Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin was offered a job with the NBA by commissioner Adam Silver once he graduates college, he told TMZ Sports.
Austin's career came to an abrupt end last month when he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Austin, 20, was projected to be a first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft.
The NBA ceremonially selected Austin during the June draft. He said he plans to return to school in the fall to complete his degree, and he has also accepted a coaching position with the Baylor men's basketball team.
Austin has been working part-time with the NBA Cares program following his diagnosis.
- Paul Palladino