There wasn’t a dry eye in the building during this year’s NBA Draft when NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver announced that the league was drafting Isaiah Austin. As you remember less than two weeks before the draft, the Baylor athlete was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart, Marfan Syndrome, this diagnosis made him ineligible to be drafted, but he has a good consolation prize.
After a conversation with Adam Silver earlier this week, Austin learned that when he graduates from Baylor he will have a job waiting for him with the NBA. The only catch is that he MUST complete his degree.
“Right now he’s going to have me do a little stuff with NBA Cares, just off-and-on right now until I get a full job,” Austin told TMZ.
“Adam Silver really wants me to be a part of the organization, and I’m thankful for the opportunity that he’s giving me,” Austin said.
I have to say that the actions of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has made me fan; first the speed actions with the Donald Sterling matter, now this. Keep up the good work!
Your Jersey Girlfriend,