Richard Jefferson Retired Instead of Playing For the Knicks

Liam McKeone
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Richard Jefferson seems like he's enjoying the post-NBA life as a member of the YES Network's broadcast team for the Brooklyn Nets. He's quite a colorful character, and showed it on Sunday during the Nets-Knicks game.

While discussing his decision to retire, Jefferson said he knew it was time when the Knicks were the only team willing to sign him to a contract.

"I refused to play for the Knicks... That's why I retired. They were the one team to offer me a job and I decided to retire," Jefferson shared.

Woof. Tough to hear for Knicks fans. The franchise's decline continues to be steep and ugly.