Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interested In Rejoining Bucks


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NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has made it known that he would be interested in rejoining the Milwaukee Bucks franchise if he was to get a call from them.

''If I get a call, I will definitely offer my services,'' said Abdul-Jabbar. ''There's nothing on the table right now. A couple of people have asked me and if I had the chance to be part of this franchise again, I would take it.''

Adbul-Jabbar was the franchise's career leading scorer with 14,211 points. He was the number one overall pick in the 1969 NBA draft, and was drafted to the Bucks' team. During the 1974-1975 season, Adbul Jabbar requested a trade, seeking another contender. In 1975, he was traded to the Lakers.

''They appreciated that and they appreciated that I kept my mouth shut about it,'' he said. ''I gave them the opportunity to approach other teams and they figured out the best deal they could make for themselves.''

Former Sen. Herb Kohl announced the he would be seeking minority investors in the team, in December. Kohl has been the owner of the team since 1985. The team currently has the leagues worse record, and Kohl is trying to draw in a larger crowd.

''They have to get their business model right,'' Abdul-Jabbar said, during an interview on Monday. ''I hope that the Bucks are able to sort it all out and get on a good footing. You can't win it all unless you get the right players and you can't get the right players unless you're really in a good position as a business.''

Adbul-Jabbar has also shown interest in possibly coaching in the NBA. He has worked as a special assistant with the Clippers and the Lakers.

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