Is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about to become a coach?
No. At least right now. But an article in OnMilwaukee.com does have some people talking about the possibility of seeing one of the greatest NBA players of all time dressed up in a suit and tie on the sidelines in Milwaukee.
Reporter Dave Begel asked Kareem if he’d be interested in coaching the Bucks.
“Of course … I know how to prepare for a season as an individual and I know what that means in terms of team commitment. 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.”
Kareem said that GMs have a great eye for talent, but it’s up to coaches to develop chemistry between players.
“That’s very hard for GM’s to figure out. They know talent when they see it. But that ability to connect with your teammates, that personal chemistry is a hard thing to see in people. I can help players learn how to develop that chemistry … I’d be a coach who can provide respect and keep the guys on the same page for a whole season.”
Kareem has not been asked to be the coach of the Bucks, and he isn’t actively pursuing position. But it does seem like the former Lakers star has put a lot of thought into becoming the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
No offers have been exchanged yet but it is possible that Kareem heads back to Milwaukee where he started his NBA career. The Bucks got rid of Scott Skiles earlier this year, and they will be looking for a new coach this off-season. Assistant coach Jim Boyles has been holding the reigns in Milwaukee, but he isn’t a lock for the head coaching position in 2013. Of course, either is Kareem.
Do you think Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would make a good head coach in the NBA?
SB Nation notes that Kareem spent last summer working with Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls. Noah is having an all-star season this year and recently became the sixth player in NBA history to have a 20+ rebound, 20+ block, 10+ assist game. The Bucks currently have a lot of talent in the big man position with Larry Sanders and Kareem could help him became a premiere NBA player.
Do you think Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will become the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks?