While Derrick Gordon had been trying out for NBA teams, according to Sports Illustrated he's indicated instead his intention to sign with the San Francisco Fire Department.
Gordon, a new Jersey Native, became the first out gay Division 1 basketball player while at UMass before transferring to Seton Hall. "'Happy' is not even the word," Gordon said after coming out in 2014 according to Outsports. "It's a great feeling. I haven't felt like this. Ever. It's a lot of weight lifted off my shoulders. I can finally breathe now and live life happily. I told all the people I need to tell."
Though he doesn't appear to have made the cut with any NBA teams, Gordon didn't appear discouraged in his announcement, posted to Instagram. And, with the hot cop of the Castro gone, San Franciscans are sure to embrace a man in uniform such as Gordon.
I've had an amazing basketball career and want to thank everybody who has always been there supporting me every step on the way...But I'm making a change in my career...I will now be working towards becoming a San Francisco Firefighter!! I'm excited about this and looking forward to having a long career!!