The Sixers are counting on veteran Danny Green to be a presence in the locker room, and teach the team’s young nucleus how to win.
The 33-year-old has been in the NBA for 11 seasons and won three titles – including the last two, with the Raptors and the Lakers.
He’s been around the block, maybe more than the rest of the roster combined. Green has plenty he can teach this squad.
And he doesn’t want the teaching to stop, even after his playing days are over.
Green was a guest on The Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic today, and was asked how much longer he would play, and his post-NBA career plans.
“I hope I can play as long as I can,” said Green. “Hopefully I can keep the WD-40 around, and keep the wheels rolling, to keep the rust off them. Hopefully when I’m done, I can be doing what you’re doing. Either doing media, sideline reporting, sticking around the game, analyzing."
Certainly not out of the ordinary for a player to move into the booth. A savvy player like Green could excel in an analyst’s role. But Green took it a step further.
“I’d like to be the Tony Romo of basketball. I don’t like to criticize, I stay positive. But I hope to make some reads, and break down the game for people that don’t understand it.”
Tony Romo was an above-average NFL quarterback, but burst onto the scene as an in-game color commentator, calling out some plays in games before they happen.
If Green truly becomes the Romo of NBA analysts, he can count on a long run on the mic.