Denver Nuggets shooting guard Mike Miller has no plans to retire, despite the fact he’s 37-years old and has played 17 years in the NBA.
Miller told the Argus (S.D.) Leader:
“For me, it’s just a lot of fun – I enjoy playing. I always will. My family still enjoys me playing, which is most important. So we’re going to keep going as long as we can. Every year is a new challenge and I enjoy those challenges. Until I quit, finding something to replace this will be hard.”
The fifth overall pick in the 2001 draft, Miller has averaged 10.6 points for his career. But he appeared in just 20 games this past season. He has one year left on his contract.
“We got a lot of young talent in Denver, a bright future in Denver, which is exciting,” he told the Argus Leader. “They deserve it. The organization is the best. It was a lot of fun – we almost made the playoffs. Every year is another chapter where you learn something new about yourself and others. I try to just enjoy that.”
Miller played college basketball at Florida and high school basketball in his hometown of Mitchell, S.D., where the gym is called the Corn Palace.
Miller once told Amico Hoops his high school gym was the nicest gym in which he has ever played, NBA and college included.
He offered more thoughts on the state of the Nuggets on the team website.