After being waived by the Rockets last week, forward Josh Powell is considering retirement and a move to coaching, as Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle writes. Powell has remained with Houston to try his hand at coaching and if he hangs up his sneakers, he could officially join the staff as a player development coach with a focus on the big men.
“It just fell into place,” Powell said. “I don’t ever question what God has in store. One door closes and another one opens. Coach (Kevin McHale) is being patient with me. Everyone has been real helpful in helping me through the transition process. I look forward to a new chapter and an exciting opportunity.”
Powell, a veteran of seven NBA seasons (counting his brief time with Houston last season), has career averages of 3.9 PPG and 2.9 RPG in 12.6 minutes per contest. He has spent time with the Mavs, Pacers, Warriors, Clippers, Lakers, Hawks, and Rockets since his debut in 2005/06.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey spoke highly of Powell and said that he would make a “fantastic coach if he chooses to go that route,” according to Feigen.