Reuters reports:

Although retirement is still a long way away for the 31-year-old guard, Kobe Bryant has clearly given thought to what he does not want to do when his playing days are over — coach.

“No. Absolutely not. No, no, no,” he said.

“Being a coach is too frustrating for me. I like coaching kids and holding training clinics for the kids. But to be a coach from the regular season to the playoffs … I have no interest at all.”

Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, walk to the bus as the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate their NBA championship with a parade in Los Angeles on June 21, 2010. The Lakers defeated Celtics to win the championship . UPI Photo/Lori Shepler Photo via Newscom