Brooklyn Nets guard Jerry Stackhouse is likely to retire after this season. But he won’t be done with basketball.

The 18-year veteran said it’s “highly unlikely’’ he will play next season. He then anticipates having a role with the NBA Players Association.

“It’s not completely sold that I don’t get the bug (to play) again,'' Stackhouse told FOX Sports Florida before Friday's game at Denver. "But, really, I think this is an opportune time to kind of step to the forefront to do something with the union and try to make sure we select the right executive director.’’

Stackhouse is first vice president for a union that is in disarray. Former executive director Billy Hunter was ousted unanimously at the All-Star Game last month in Houston after he had been accused of financial irregularities and had been criticized for hiring family members.

Although traditionally members of the executive committee have had to be active players, Stackhouse expects he will be allowed to fill out his term after having retired. Stackhouse, 38, was elected to a four-year term last month.