Medically sidelined Baylor player offered NBA job
A 7-foot tall center, Isaiah Austin was projected as first-round
NBA Draft pick after a pair of successful seasons with the Baylor Bears. But in
the final week leading up to the draft, he was diagnosed
with Marfan syndrome, effectively ending his career before it ever
The NBA, for its part, offered a humbling recognition, ceremonially
drafting Austin. But the gesture was not a hollow one.
It turns out, league commissioner Adam Silver has offered
Austin a job in the league office -- as soon as he graduates. In the meantime,
Austin is working part-time with the NBA Cares community program.
Austin will be on the Baylor bench as an assistant coach
Rapinoe (left), Alex Morgan and the U.S. Women's National Team will play in
D.C. in October. (AP Photo/Doug Benz)