- September 28, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
When LaMarcus Aldridge first broached the subject of a return from a hasty, medically driven retirement, with Sean Marks, the Nets GM advised him to forget it. Aldridge had a relationship with Marks. The two overlapped when Aldridge was a player for the Spurs and Marks was the assistant GM.
“He did try to sway me,” Aldridge said Monday, echoing what Marks himself had said last week. “Sean’s a great guy, a very understanding guy.”
“I said, ‘Why? You don’t need this. Why would you come back?’ ” the Nets’ GM told the media. “[But] I think it’s important to see the conviction.”
Conviction there was. As Aldridge noted Monday, he went to specialist after specialist in the Northeast and Texas and got their unanimous consent to head back to an NBA gym. Considering how much he liked playing for Brooklyn in April, Aldridge had only one address in mind. He may have spoken to one other team — reportedly the Heat — but he was…