Charley Barkley, NBA GM? Star Eyeing Return To League

06/14/2010 02:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Boston Globe reports that NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said he wants to return to the NBA as a general manager, as long as he has full control over the team.

Barkley, a TNT analyst for the last 10 years, made the comments before Sunday night's game between the Lakers and Celtics.

"I got a great situation here but I'm ready to be a GM," Barkley said. "It's just time for that, but like I said, it's going to have to be under my own terms and I am going to have to have complete control."

As for players who can't play but still make a lot of money, Barkley said they are why he doesn't want to coach. "They got guys making money who can't play. A lot of money. That's the only thing that bugs me."

Barkley also expressed that he is happy working with TNT and NBA TV, but the duties of a GM have pushed him to this point.

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