Darryl Dawkins spent two weeks with the Detroit Pistons before retiring in frustration. But the Charlotte Hornets apparently want to know if they can restore his interest in playing in the NBA.

"I will say this - he does want to play," Charlotte vice president and general manager Carl Scheer told The Gastonia Gazette. "He misses the NBA. He's anxious to get back and said he is going to get back in the league somewhere."