By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Malik Rose will, apparently, be staying in Philadelphia.

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Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Thursday, that Rose was offered a role from his former San Antonio Spurs teammate Avery Johnson, as special assistant to the head coach of the University of Alabama.

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ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is now reporting Rose will not accept the offer.

After retiring from NBA in 2009, Rose has found his niche working as the Sixers’ TV analyst alongside long-time play-by-play announcer Marc Zumoff. Rose, a former Overbrook high school and Drexel University stand out, has become a fan favorite in Philadelphia.

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Johnson was named head coach of Alabama in March. Johnson and Rose won a championship together in 1999 with the Spurs.