After receiving a new role with Basketball Australia this week, Lauren Jackson said she is still fully committed to coaching the Albury-Wodonga Bandits for the rest of this season.
However the four-time Olympic basketballer has no intention of taking to the court herself.
"I'm coaching the Bandits for the rest of the season," Jackson said.
"Next year we'll have to renegotiate and go through the steps and processes, but I'm not leaving Albury.
"I have no plans to get back out there and play.
"The body just can't do it anymore, I've tried, but it's just not going to work."
Jackson's new role as the Head of Women in Basketball will see her develop strategies for women and girls in the sport at a grass roots level.
She has also been given the opportunity to assist with the running of the WNBL competition.
While Jackson has been working towards achieving her Master of Business Administration, she said she didn't expect to be given the new role with Basketball Australia so soon.
"What excited me the most is that I didn't think this would be happening for a few years," Jackson said.
"They've made it flexible so that I can be a mum, I can coach and I can also do my role to the best of my ability.
"I'm studying to be the best possible administrator that I can be and I've put in some hard yards over the last couple of years.
"They thought that I was the right person for the job, so they have made it workable for me.
"I'm really excited and thankful for the opportunity."
The announcement that Jackson would be stepping into the new role was made on Tuesday at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.
The Bandits' women's coach will also be working alongside former Matildas soccer player turned lawyer Tal Karp.
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