Udonis Haslem is unsure if he will return for a 16th NBA season, but he does know he's not interested in a coaching role.
"When you get to this stage of your career and your life, you either do it or you don't," he said. "You can't really turn it on and off. It becomes a lifestyle."
Haslem turns 38 in June.
"I don't want to do coaching; the coaching is not for me," he said. "Being in the locker room and being able to have that raw side where I can still be a player and I can still be brutally honest and I don't have to be politically correct or play the political side of things, it gives me a little more leeway to communicate with my guys being a player, as opposed to a coach."
Haslem, however, wants to remain part of the Heat organization and could work in the front office.
"It could possibly be something that intrigues me," he said. "But more so than anything, I just want to be a part of the organization. We haven't really defined a role or I haven't defined a role. But I'm going to be a part of the organization. I've laid down a lot of groundwork, the roots.
"For me it's more so important that the culture is carried on and is taken care of by the right guys. So, for me, the culture was given down to Dwyane [Wade] and myself from the Zos [Alonzo Mourning] and those guys and Eddies Joneses and they transferred the culture down to us. So it's my job to transfer it."