Barack Obama eyes basketball commissioner's post after his term as US president ends

New Delhi: He has less than a year left as the US president, but Barack Obama knows one job that he'd really want to take up later - that of a basketball commissioner.

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

In an interview to GQ India magazine's February 2016 edition, Obama was asked: "Baseball, football, basketball, all the commissioner jobs open up next year. Which one would you want?"

Given his love for basketball, Obama said: "Well, I'm best suited for basketball. But I cannot believe that the commissioner of football gets paid USD 44 million (Rs 298 crore approx) a year." Obama's term ends in January next year.

Will miss Air Force One
Talking about the one perk of being president that he's going to miss the most, he said: "So the clear answer would be Air Force One: an amazing plane with an amazing crew, they clear out airspace so you don't have to wait. And you land anytime, you leave anytime.

"But it maybe Marine One, because even post-presidency, I may be able to round up a private plane sometime, but it's tough not to have your helicopter waiting for you."

On a serious note, Obama shared that he feels he has a "pretty good handle". "One thing I learned during the campaign was that I've got a good temperament. I don't get too high and I don't get too low. I'm able to stay focussed even when there's a lot of stuff going on around me.

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