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11-19-2010, 12:51 AM
Were there any NBA superstar players that were successful as NBA coaches? Always wondered why role players and backups were the only ones that had any success. Am I wrong, or am I missing some players? In regards to these players turned coaches, is it because they were not at that elite level that they were more the student of the game? Drop some names if you know of any superstars that had success, I can't think of any.....

11-19-2010, 12:56 AM
Lenny Wilkens
Bill Russell

11-19-2010, 01:23 AM
Ethan Thomas
(Former Okc)

11-19-2010, 01:35 AM
Think about how frustrating it would be for certain guys. It would be hard to teach things when they could just do it.

11-19-2010, 01:45 AM
ISIAH THOMAS = numba 1

11-19-2010, 06:44 AM
Did any of these guys win a ring coaching?

11-19-2010, 10:38 AM
Ethan Thomas
(Former Okc)

Etan Thomas plays for Atlanta and has never been a superstar or a coach.

11-19-2010, 11:27 AM
Doc Rivers fits the bill for sure.

Knicks Fire Dog
11-19-2010, 11:36 AM
I agree with Doc but I don't think Doc was ever considered an Bonifide star. But yeah, him Byron etc. Phil played for the Knicks but I think he was horrible.

Isiah = FAIL!!!!:mad:

Raoul Duke
11-19-2010, 11:39 AM
Superstars typically don't make good coaches because the game comes easily for them. They have a hard time understanding why players can't just, y'know... be better. Can you imagine MJ coaching? He'd just show the team game tape from his playing days and say "play more like me", and then he'd school them in H.O.R.S.E. for the rest of practice.

11-19-2010, 02:57 PM
Billy Cunningham won a title...but he was a star at best. Bird did well as the Pacers coach for awhile.