James Augustine: Retirement comment misinterpreted, looking forward to playing again

2018-10-24T17:21:23+00:00 2018-10-24T17:27:39+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

24/Oct/18 17:21

Eurohoops.net

James Augustine hasn’t retired in any way after all.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

James Augustine said in a statement that the comment he made on Spanish television regarding his retirement was ” misinterpreted” and that he remains an active player who is looking forward to returning to action soon.

The full statement of the American forward/center  is as follows:

“With regards to my statements on TV during the break of the Valencia-Madrid match last Sunday, I would like to clarify a few points:

1.- I have not made any decision to retire.
2.- When I do decide to retire, I want to give respect to the sport of basketball, my fans, colleagues, coaches, ex-teammates, and everyone who has supported me throughout my career.  That is something that is very important to me.
3.- I am currently taking a few weeks with my family and training on my own.  I remain in great shape and ready to play. I have evaluated several offers during the summer, but I am still waiting for the best option for both me and my family.
4.- I regret not having been able to properly express my thoughts in Spanish in the clearest way, and I apologize if my words were misinterpreted.  I want to clarify that does not fit what I feel at this moment, and I am ready and looking forward to playing basketball.

JAMES AUGUSTINE”