Florida A&M Wants to Teach Retired NBA Players About Business

Head coach Wayne "Tree" Rollins of the Washington Mystics, shown here in 2007, played in the NBA for 18 seasons Photograph by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Image

It’s been well documented that many retired professional athletes lead fractured financial lives. Extravagant lifestyles and hangers-on can drain multimillion-dollar salaries, and jocks with more money than business sense have been the targets of scams. Solutions have been elusive. (Remember when former New York Mets center fielder Lenny Dykstra launched a magazine to coach pro athletes to financial success? Here’s where that ended up.)

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