Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts told the media yesterday that Adam Morrison has a legitimate chance to earn a roster spot in Portland this month. If Morrison doesn't earn a spot on the team, however, he intends to retire, according to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com.
"I'm going to finish school and start coaching," Morrison said of his alternate plans. "I did the Europe thing and it just wasn't for me. Not saying the (European) culture or anything like that, (or) the people. It just wasn't for me. So, yeah, if it doesn't work out, I'm willing to look myself in the mirror and say, 'I gave it a honest shot' and turn the page. Do something else."
Morrison, 28, has had a disappointing NBA career since being drafted by the Bobcats third overall in 2006, but showed promise at this July's summer league. The former Gonzaga star played for the Nets in Orlando and the Clippers in Las Vegas, averaging 20.0 PPG and shooting 61.9% on three-pointers in Vegas. With Elliot Williams out for the year with an achilles injury, the door may be open for Morrison to earn a spot on the Blazers' roster.