Adrian Dantley, NBA Hall of Famer, now works as school crossing guard in Maryland (Video)

By on Mar 20, 2013 in Basketball, Sports, United States Comments

Retired NBA player Adrian Dantley is now working as a school crossing guard, as shown in the video below. Dantley, 58, played 15 NBA seasons, where seven of them for Utah Jazz. He later became a Denver Nuggets assistant coach for eight seasons, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Adrian Dantley school crossing guard

NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley as a school
crossing guard in Maryland

Image Credit: Deadspin

As noted at Deadspin last Friday, March 15, 2013, Adrian Dantley was spotted managing the traffic in a busy intersection outside Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Yes, the NBA Hall of Famer, who usually plays as a forward/guard and became a six-time NBA All-Star player, is now a crossing guard.

However, it does not mean that Dantley is already financially broke and that he has no other option to make money other than his current job. In fact, he reportedly bought a $1.1 million house in 1990, where he currently lives; and that he is free of debt, suggesting that he made the most of his NBA earnings.

“He doesn’t need the money. He’s not going to just sit around, and he just doesn’t want to pay health insurance.” A Dantley associate told Deadspin writer Dave McKenna, who also noted that Montgomery County civil service records show that school crossing guard earns $14,685.50 a year.

According to a report at this Tuesday, March 19, Adrian Dantley started working as school crossing guard in September 2012. The 6-foot-5-inch NBA Hall of Famer works one hour a day at Eastern Middle School and New Hampshire Estates Elementary School, both in Silver Spring.

“All I do is work out and lift weights all the time. I was in the weight room and a couple guys were talking saying, ‘Man, I tell you what’s a good job? A couple of my friends’ wives they’re crossing guards.’ So I heard them and I said, ‘That’s something I want to do,'” Dantley told

NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, working as school crossing guard in Maryland
Video Credit: WTOPradio/YouTube

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