National Basketball Association former superstar center Shaquille O’Neal May 24 denied having any interest in becoming general manager of the Orlando Magic, the team where he made his pro basketball debut in 1992.
The 20-year veteran, who holds five NBA championship rings, said he considered the current prospect but has no interest.
“When I first heard about the vacancy for the Orlando Magic general manager position, I was clearly intrigued.” Shaq said in a statement. “I was drafted by the Magic, I have a great love for the franchise, and I have made the city of Orlando my home. Additionally, I have great admiration and respect for the DeVos family. However, this is not a job I have an interest in pursuing.”
Shaq said he enjoys his current job too much as a studio personality for TNT Sports.
“I feel very fortunate to be with TNT and to have the best job in sports,” he stated. “I look forward to many more years with Charles , Kenny and E.J (Ernie Johnson). I wish the best for the Magic and I am confident that they will select a great GM and coach.”
The Orlando Magic general manager position became vacant after former GM Otis Smith was fired along with longtime head coach Steve Van Gundy.