Brian Scalabrine has turned down coaching job with Bulls and will call games for Comcast Sports New England this season, he tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 6, 2012
In a series of tweets on Twitter, Adrian Wojnowarski reports that Brian Scalabrine left his heart in Boston. He turned down a job as an assistant coach to Tom Thibodeau in Chicago to return to do commentary for the Celtics on Comcast Sports New England. Scal will be doing the color commentary on 11 games for the Celtics along with working in the CSNNE studios doing some commentary there.
Scal said that he wasn't ready to say he was retiring yet but that he had received no interest from any of the NBA teams. He also said that it's possible that he could take a playing job overseas in January but for now he's settling into the broadcasting side of the business. If you recall he did some commentary back in the playoffs and did a great job of it. He must have enjoyed it enough to turn down coaching to come back to it.
When he was doing the commentary in the playoffs, he mentioned that he would rather go into broadcasting than into coaching because of the demanding schedule that coaching entails. He mentioned that if he were to coach it would probably be at the college level, which is much less demanding, possibly going back to his home area of Washington or Oregon.
As for that coaching job in Chicago, he had this to say,
"Saying no to Thibs was the hardest decision I've ever had to make."