Here’s what he’s up to, via Eye On College Basketball:
Former Gonzaga star and National Player of the Year Adam Morrison is taking classes at the West Coast Conference school and will be a member of the Bulldogs’ coaching staff this season, coach Mark Few told CBSSports.com on Thursday.
“He’ll be a student assistant,” Few said. “It’ll be great. The players really respect him.”
It seems like just yesterday that Adam Morrison was threatening to retire if he didn’t make the Trail Blazers, which means it seems like just the day after yesterday (today, but not really) that Adam Morrison decided to retire after not making the Trail Blazers. Now that he’s returning to college and moving in to coaching, I guess the dream is really over. Who knows if there will even be annual Adam Morrison updates anymore? I mean, people aren’t dying to hear the status of various student assistants for mid-major college teams, believe it or not.
But hey, I guess this is growing up, Blink 182. It’s pretty obvious at this point that an NBA comeback isn’t in the cards for Adam Morrison, so why not make a move? No one wants to play basketball in Europe for the rest of their life, not even if they look like they could be a member of every European basketball highlight filmed from 1976-1988. And that’s why, I’m guessing, Adam Morrison is a coach now. After all, Gonzaga treated him pretty well the first time around.
So yeah, this has been your annual Adam Morrison update for 2013: he’s a coach now, not a player. Check back next year, maybe. Thanks for reading.