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Antoine Walker knows path back to NBA won’t be easy

Antoine Walker made headlines last week by declaring on Twitter that he was interested in coaching the Celtics, and that declaration has turned into a desire to return to the NBA in any capacity. Walker is not delusional. He understands that no NBA team, including the Celtics, is likely to offer even an interview for a head coaching job because of his checkered past.

He will have to earn his way back into the good graces of team executives, perhaps by starting at the bottom: a scouting job, work in the Development League, or even overseas. Walker will have to prove he can stay away from the financial perils of his past and show diligence to gain a good reputation. Still, Walker says he misses playing as he tries to adjust to retirement. No NBA teams were interested after his stint in the NBADL.

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