The Oklahoma City Thunder officially announced today that D.J. White, a forward who played for the team 13 years ago, has been added to the coaching staff to return to the Thunder as a video analyst.
The 36-year-old White was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 29th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft, and was then traded to the Thunder, where he averaged a maximum of 8.9 points per game in two and a half seasons.
White spent six seasons in his league career, playing for the Thunder, Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics in 138 regular-season games, averaging 5.9 points per game in 15.3 minutes per game. , 3.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.4 blocks. He shot 50.7 percent overall and 33.3 percent from three-point range.
However, White went overseas to develop his basketball career in the eight years after he was not awarded an NBA team contract, until he officially announced his retirement from professional basketball in the middle of last month.
Now the veteran will return as a video analyst after a 13-year hiatus with the team that made his first league career. It is understood that White is the Thunder’s fifth former NBA player to cooperate with the team as a non-player. The other four also include 45-year-old Nazr Mohammed and 41-year-old former Thunder veteran Nick Kerr Lisson, Anthony Morrow, 36, and Eric Maynor, 35.
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