Found November 03, 2011 on
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With 85 percent of college graduates immediately moving back in with their parents following their time spent away in academia, it makes sense for 25-year Andy Rautins, currently without a paying job, to slum for a bit in his old bedroom.
What isn't so typical is that Rautins had a job in his first year out of college. The Syracuse grad worked for the New York Knicks as a backup to the backup guard during his 2010-11 rookie year, playing in five games and learning the ropes. And because the NBA has locked out its players and Rautins is already out a month's paycheck, he's moved back in with his parents, hoping to re-remember where mom wants him to put the colander after it's dried.
From ESPN New York:
The Knicks guard has stayed in his parents' home outside of Syracuse during the lockout, sleeping in his childhood bedroom.
"It's nice to get some home cooked meals up here," Rautins, a former Syracuse star, said in a phone interview. "It's ni...
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