The New York Knicks stated that they did not offer Richard Jefferson a contract in either the summer of 2018 or 2019.

The clarification comes on the heels of Jefferson saying that he knew it was time to retire when the Knicks were the only team to offer him a contract.

“They were the one team that offered me a job, and I decided to retire. 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," said Jefferson during the broadcast of the Knicks-Nets game over the weekend.

Jefferson clarified later in the broadcast that he was joking.