Mitch Kupchak has said he expects the 15-16 season to be the final one for Kobe Bryant.
"He has indicated to me that this is it," Kupchak said. "There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don't think there will be."
Bryant will be in the final season of his current deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and will earn $25 million.
"I think it is clear," he continued. "He's on the last year of his deal. There have been no discussions [about playing beyond next season]. He hasn't indicated that he wants to continue to play."
Kupchak refused to completely dismiss the possibility of Bryant returning, saying "a year from now, if there's something different to discuss, then it will be discussed then."
Bryant played in just 36 games last season as he continues to be limited by injuries.