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Isaiah Austin

NBA Offered Me a Job

... AFTER I Finish My Degree

7/22/2014 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Isaiah Austin NBA Job
Isaiah Austin -- the projected 1st rounder who's dream to play in the NBA was dashed when he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome -- tells TMZ Sports he's got an NBA job lined up ... just as soon as he gets his college degree. 

The 20-year-old former college superstar was in D.C. yesterday and told us he's even more motivated to go back to Baylor University in August to finish up his classes ... after a conversation with NBA Commish Adam Silver

Austin -- who was ceremonially drafted by the NBA at the Draft back in June -- tells us Silver already hooked him up with a part-time gig with the league's NBA Cares program ... and promised full-time work once he gets his degree. 

Now, it ain't exactly playing center for the Bulls ... but it's a pretty great deal ... and Austin couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity. 

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1.

Tazz    

My thoughts are with you man.

63 days ago
2.

PHphenom    

Well the NBA did draft him.

63 days ago
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FREEDOM    

NICE MANNERISMS...

63 days ago
4.

FREEDOM    

VERY WELL EDUCATED...

63 days ago
5.

FREEDOM    

ITS NICE TO SEE SUCCESS...

63 days ago
6.

FREEDOM    

HIGHLY EDUCATED...

63 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

I hope he makes the most of the hand that he was dealt.

63 days ago
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Trina    

One word.........AWESOME!

62 days ago
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Mr Barcliff    

GOOD STORY, NBA DID A GREAT JOB!!! THIS KID WOULD HAVE BEEN A 10 YEAR PRO AND SADLY HE COULDNT PLAY!!!! GREAT FOR THE NBA!!!! LGNM

62 days ago
10.

FREEDOM    

ISAIAH HAS PERSERVERANCE....

61 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE IS A TRUE INSPIRATION AND A WILL BRING HOPE AND UNDERSTANDING TO MARFINS SYNDROME...

61 days ago
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Brittany White    

It is highly important to get a degree even if you are into sports. We all understand that sports career is temporary and it can’t last forever. Therefore, you need to back up your future with something real. Education will help you to understand what else other than playing basketball or soccer interests you as well. Surely, getting a degree involves all these research paper writing, but it is all achievable when you can hire writers to write a research paper. So, you should get a degree!

35 days ago
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