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Old 03-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he would be willing to coach his former team

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Last week, for example, I listened to almost two straight hours of speculation on who should be the next head coach for the Bucks. The list was full of the usual suspects: fired coaches, retired coaches, assistant coaches, college coaches.

One name I didn't hear, and one that I think should move to the very head of the line is a man I talked with last week who said he'd jump at the chance to coach the Bucks.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

I asked him flat out if he would be willing to be the head coach of the Bucks.

"Of course," he replied.


I think being a head coach in the NBA is a lot more than knowing what plays to run and calling out strategies during a game. At this level, everyone can shoot and run and play defense. They all have the skills. The successful teams are able to maximize the opportunity to use those skills and meld them into a team.

Another big thing in the NBA is that the players have to respect their head coach. There is not much doubt that there would be massive respect for the greatest player in the history of the league.

But besides his reputation, what else would he bring to the Bucks?

"I know how to prepare for a season as an individual and I know what that means in terms of team commitment," Abdul-Jabbar said. "I can get all the right people together that have some chemistry and care about each other and they love the game. That's where teams are made or not made successful.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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would be awesome to see him involved with the sport as a coach.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he would be willing to coach his former team

If he'd coach the Bucks than I'm guessing he'd coach the Lakers too. And both the Bucks or Lakers would be fools not to give him a shot at coaching, especially the Lakers with Dwight on the team who needs all the coaching help he can get from a HOF bigman like Kareem.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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I would love to see him telling his players to adapt the SkyHook shot
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