There were some rumblings beginning on Wednesday that the Orlando Magic may target retired superstar Shaquille O'Neal to become the new general manager for their team. Sadly, those rumors may be short-lived, as it appears O'Neal is not interested in a front office position.
Sekou Smith of NBA.com reports that O'Neal has released a statement addressing the rumors.
"When I first heard about the vacancy for the Orlando Magic general manager position, I was clearly intrigued." he said in a statement. "I was drafted by the Magic, I have a great love for the franchise, and I have made the city of Orlando my home. Additionally, I have great admiration and respect for the DeVos family. However, this is not a job I have an interest in pursuing. I feel very fortunate to be with TNT and to have the best job in sports. I look forward to many more years with Charles, Kenny and E.J. I wish the best for the Magic and I am confident that they will select a great GM and coach."
While many former NBA stars have transitioned into executive positions with teams, it appears O'Neal does not wish to be one of them.