Baron Davis' move to 'unspecified role' with Knicks hints at retirement

Wednesday August 29th, 2012

All signs point to Baron Davis playing his last NBA game. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

Baron Davis will begin an 'unspecified role' with the New York Knicks organization next season, according to a report from Jared Zwerling of, citing a conversation with Davis' agent, Todd Ramasar:

Ramasar said Davis is very excited about the opportunity, but it won't involve a job title or him sitting on the bench during games. Instead, it will likely be more of a mentorship role behind the scenes and during practices.

[H]e'll still be around the team and could kind of help some of the younger guys just through his experience," Ramasar said.

Davis' role as a mentor can't help but suggest that his retirement is imminent.

He made a comeback from a number of knee injuries throughout his career, including one during the 2002 season that kept him out for 32 games. Davis, 33, began last season in New York with a herniated disc. His season with the Knicks came to an end in a playoff game against the Miami Heat in which he suffered a torn ACL and MCL and a partially torn patellar tendon.

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