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Pete Carroll: 'All but impossible' for Nate Robinson

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Ex-NBA player Nate Robinson tried out for the Seahawks, but don't expect a signing anytime soon, if ever.

Coach Pete Carroll said the 32-year-old, three-time NBA slam dunk champion, will remain on the team's radar, but the interest appears limited at best.

"He's got a lot of work to do," Carroll said, via the team's official website. "He's getting ready for whatever comes next in hoops as well, he's trying to figure out what he's going to do, whether he's going to be in the NBA or be overseas playing or whatever. So football is an option that he wants to investigate.

"He's a great kid. I've known him for a long time, way back when, and always loved the kid. I'm excited to give him a chance to see where this all fits together for him. We'll find out down the road."

Carroll lives life like that wily uncle, down for whatever. The Seahawks' coach is willing to consider anyone or anything, but he's not giving away jobs.

Carroll conceded it would be "all but impossible" for someone like Robinson to make the leap to the NFL at 32, not playing football for more than a decade.

"It's as hard as it could possibly get," Carroll said. "He's 32 as well. I don't know if anybody could do it. But if anybody could, it might be Nate. He's that versatile of an athlete and that great of a competitor."

Competitive spirt doesn't change the fact that Robinson stands just 5-foot-9, is already past his prime and has lost the explosive ability that made him an NBA player.

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