Vince Carter Hints At Career In Broadcasting, Explains Why He Won't Coach

Carter is already looking towards the future.

BYAlexander Cole
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At 42 years old, Vince Carter is the oldest player in the NBA and will be playing in his 22nd season during the 2019-2020 campaign. After re-signing with the Atlanta Hawks, Carter will be given the opportunity to play at the age of 43 and if he plays a game in 2020, he will be the first player to have a career spanning across four different decades. In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Jacob Feldman, Carter spoke about the upcoming season and what he sees himself doing in the future. As it turns out, Carter hopes to be in the booth someday and vows not to be a coach.

“I like coaching the game but I don’t want to coach,” Carter explained. “There’s no loyalty in my opinion to coaches. But I can be a coach on air, helping viewers understand what they’re seeing or how we see it as professional players. Because of me sticking around on the basketball side, I understand the approach and what it takes. Doing it this way got me to 22 years in the NBA so why not take that approach and learn along the way, just like I did then. I didn’t know 30 years ago how to go about what I really wanted to accomplish. I studied, asked questions, and learned. I’m doing the same things now, mirroring that step-by-step approach."

Vince Carter Hints At Career In Broadcasting, Explains Why He Won't Coach
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Carter also spoke about his farewell tour and admitted that he's not looking forward to all of the standing ovations. He feels as though it will make him too emotional and he's not sure he knows how he will be able to handle all of it.

Either way, it will be a fitting end for a player who proved to be a legend during his time in the league.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.