After the Milwaukee Bucks were defeated by the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday, the future of guard Jason Terry was in question, as he’s currently the third oldest player in the NBA – behind only Vince Carter and Manu Ginobili – and had just finished up his 19th season in the league.
However, ‘The Jet’ isn’t ready to hang ’em up just yet, as he intends to play a 20th season in the NBA, preferably with the Bucks, according to Ben Steele of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“I want to play another year. I can honestly stand here before you and tell you all my efforts will be to come back with this organization.
Obviously, I know my impact. I’ve been here two years now. I want to see the finished product. Because I know the potential. I know where this organization is headed. And this year was another step, though we didn’t get the result we wanted. It was another step in the right direction.
I know management, I’ve already had my discussions with them and we will continue to talk throughout the summer. But my intentions are to come back here and finish it out here. I’m not saying it will be my final season. But I want to do 20 and then re-evaluate.”
Terry has provided more of a mentorship role with the young Bucks – which includes calling out his teammates when he needs to – rather than on-court production, as the 40-year-old averaged just 3.3 points and 1.2 assists in 51 games this season. If Terry were to come back for another season, he would most likely be playing a similar role for the team.
Terry has had a memorable career in the NBA – including winning a Sixth Man of the Year award in 2009 with the Atlanta Hawks and an NBA Championship in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks.