Delonte West tweets about new job
The NBA lockout has prevented unrestricted free agent Delonte West from signing with a team and continuing his basketball career, but it hasn't stopped him from working entirely.
The former Boston Celtics guard tweeted Wednesday that he had been hired by Regency Furniture Showrooms, a furniture chain in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. West also posted a series of pictures on his Twitter account of his first day at Regency.
On his application, West checked "Yes" when asked if he had ever been convicted of a crime. For the explanation, West simply answered with, "Misunderstanding."
West was arrested on Sept. 17, 2009, after police found guns in a guitar case on his three-wheeled motorcycle. West pleaded guilty to traffic and weapons charges in July, 2010.
Regency, which sells "living room, dining room, kitchen, office and bedroom furniture, along with mattress and accessories," according to its official website, was the latest employment target for West during the lockout.
In August, West tweeted that he was applying for a job at Home Depot. West also told TrueHoop's Adam Reisinger in August he applied to Sam's Club.
"I actually might have work with Sam's (Club), BJ's, selling knives," West said. "That's pretty cool too. I get a microphone and everything."
The seven-year NBA veteran has career averages of 9.7 points and 3.7 assists per game. West appeared in 24 games for the Celtics last season.
Information from TrueHoop's Adam Reisinger was used in this report.