Knicks say they never made contract offer that reportedly pushed Richard Jefferson into retirement

The New York Knicks were having a bad enough time in 2019 with a paltry record of 4-13 and rumors already circling about their coach being on the chopping block. And then Richard Jefferson, the color commentator for the crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets, publicly claimed that he chose to retire rather than play for the Knicks, reportedly the only team that offered him a contract.