These NBA Players Are Working 9-5 Jobs Since Retiring

basketball | 2/6/19

Greg Oden – Student

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The Portland Trailblazers selected Greg Oden with the first overall pick in 2007 hoping they had found the face of their franchise. Over an injury-riddled career, Oden only played more than 23 games once and retired with chronic foot problems.

With his NBA career over, Oden turned back to his academics. He took a job at Ohio State as the student managers of the men’s basketball team. The position allowed him to go back to school and take classes to help him prepare for a second career.