ESPN reported that Greene told “The Draymond Green Show” that he would retire to Adam Silver, the president of the NBA, when he was suspended indefinitely.
Green was suspended indefinitely by the secretariat after he was sent off immediately after hitting Nurkic in the face during a game against the Phoenix Suns on the 13th of last month. The NBA secretariat later lifted Green’s disciplinary action on the 7th.
“I told Silver, ‘This disciplinary action is too much for me. I’m going to retire,’ but Silver stopped me, calling it a ‘very rash decision,'” Green said.
“I had a great conversation with Silver. He helped me a lot,” he added. “I’m grateful to be able to be with a president like Silver who values his players in the league.”
Green is a “problem child” representing the NBA.
On November 16 last year, Greene was also suspended for five games by strangling opposing center Rudy Gobert against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Including the previous game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was sent off three times this season alone, marking the most in a season.
In the playoffs last season, he was suspended for stepping on the chest of Sacramento Kings center Domantas Savoni.
Green did not appear in 12 games due to indefinite suspension, and Golden State recorded 7 wins and 5 losses during this period.
Green, who re-signed with Golden State last summer for a four-year, $100 million (about 131.6 billion won), lost about $2 million (about 2.6 billion won) in annual salary during his suspension.