Veteran NBA shooter Matt Carroll had his 2012/13 season cut short when he was traded by the Bobcats to the Hornets, who bought him out shortly thereafter. Since then, our rumors page on Carroll has been silent, and it seems the apparent lack of interest in the 33-year-old has pushed him into the next phase of his career. According to Tom Moore of The Intelligencer, Carroll has retired as a player, and has been helping out Brett Brown and his hometown Sixers during training camp.
"When I think about retiring, I always thought that it would be a glorious time," Carroll told Moore. "It’s actually kind of sad. I’ve been playing basketball my entire life…. It’s hard to envision life without basketball in it. That’s why I feel very grateful to be up here with the Sixers and get an experience from a different perspective to see what it’s like to be a coach."
Carroll doesn't have an official title with the Sixers, and it's not yet clear if he'll reprise his role when the team returns from its preseason trip to Europe. The longtime Bobcat tells Moore that he has interest in several different lines of work, but "coaching is definitely something that’s on my radar."
If we don't see Carroll play in an NBA game again, he'll finish his career with 6.6 PPG and a .384 3PT% in 459 career games. In parts of 10 NBA seasons, the Notre Dame product spent time with the Trail Blazers, Spurs, Mavericks, and Bobcats, and earned nearly $30MM, according to Basketball-Reference.