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Emery got workouts with the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves with designs on landing a job in Europe, before calling it quits. "It's definitely hard," said Emery, "because any time you hang up your shoes and realize 'oh, this is it' -- that's never ever hit me."
"To hang it up and realize that it's over, it's tough. But that's life, and you've got to do what's best for you and your family, and I feel like this is the best decision."