Richard Jefferson claims the New York Knicks were the one team to offer him a contract during the 2018 offseason. Jefferson instead chose to retire.

“They were the one team that offered me a job, and I decided to retire,” Jefferson said on-air during the Nets-Knicks game. ” I just knew it was time. When the Knicks were looking for me to play for them, I knew my time in the league was over.”

Jefferson won a title in 2017 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jefferson was drafted by Nets in 2001.