Tracy McGrady wants to be a pro pitcher - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Tracy McGrady wants to be a pro pitcher

 

Throughout his 13 year career, former seven time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady has worn the jersey of seven different teams including the New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets.

The next jersey he puts on could be that of the Sugarland Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. It has been confirmed that McGrady wants to be a pro pitcher and is currently working out with the Skeeters where he is reportedly throwing over 90 mph. 

During ESPN's Friday night broadcast Jeff Van Gundy, McGrady's former coach in Houston, spoke about McGrady's new venture; "Speaking real quickly of McGrady, I think he's going to play independent league baseball as a pitcher this year. In the independent league… I'm being serious. I've heard from sources in Houston, seriously, that he's throwing over 90 miles per hour. The Sugar Land Skeeters. Roger Clemens pitched for them last year."

The Rockets traded McGrady to the Knicks in 2010 after only playing in six games with Houston in the 2009-10 season. He bounced around the NBA from 2010-13 including a year stay in the Chinese Basketball League playing for the Qingdao Eagles in the 2012-13 season.

The San Antonio Spurs signed McGrady in 2013 one game prior to their regular season finale to make him eligible to be on the roster for the playoffs. He then announced his retirement from basketball in August 2013.

 

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