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NYSpirit1
04-15-2012, 05:52 PM
Watching the Lakers game, I think it's mature of Kobe to be doing what he is doing giving the other players directions/tips. I even saw him with a clipboard, drawing up a play for Bynum.

He's acting like an assistant coach out there.

However, I don't know if he could be a coach, just like I can't imagine Jordan as a coach, I think he'd get too frustrated to the point he couldn't be out there. I don't know though, I don't know what direction he'll take with his life once he retires.

I can't see him owning a team, he won't be that rich like Jordan, I can't see him being an analyst like Magic either or a team executive/GM like Bird.

Sadds The Gr8
04-15-2012, 05:54 PM
he's the veteran of the team, It's expected for him to do that...

CoffeeJanitor
04-15-2012, 06:04 PM
He was just coaching Mike Brown so I think he's already there

ManRam
04-15-2012, 06:17 PM
I really don't know. I don't know if his personality would translate well to head coaching. I think his passion would have an amazing impact on most teams, but I just don't know.

I never really thought he'd get into coaching after his career. I'm not sure why I thought that, but I for whatever reason never thought of it as a possibility.

smith&wesson
04-15-2012, 06:19 PM
yes. have you heard kobe with a mic on during the game ? he is coaching on the floor always talking to his players, guiding them etc.

i think he could be if he wanted it bad enough. its not easy being a coach. its such a thankless job unless your like a hof coach like phil, pop etc.

example. look at how they treated sloan after soo many years.

llemon
04-15-2012, 06:22 PM
Almost certainly, no.

Reversed86Curse
04-15-2012, 06:22 PM
nope. I can see him being an analyst though, he like the camera on him

shep33
04-15-2012, 06:26 PM
He's been awesome coaching on our bench... but no way.

He would be too demanding. On our team though, everyone listens to him, as opposed to Brown

LakersKB24
04-15-2012, 06:34 PM
I'm not really sold on Kobe beiing a head coach some day. His knowledge of the game is off the charts but it takes more than that.
I just don't think former superstar players make good coaches. Like shep said, they're too demanding because they accomplished so much themselves.

The greatest coaches are the ones that were role players during their active careers.

JNA17
04-15-2012, 06:36 PM
He has some Phil Jackson Zen rubbed off him. He definitely has the look and the smarts for a coach. And pretty much every player listens to him already. I would probably go as far and say that he is a better coach then Mike Brown (although that might not be saying much considering how bad Mr. potato head is).

But still not sure, and we wont know until he officially retires as a player. He will definitely be involved with basketball again after he retires, not as an anaylist though, more so in the front office of an organization.

shep33
04-15-2012, 06:37 PM
Yeah, like LakersKB24 said, his knowledge is ridiculous. I just think he'd be a huge **** lol

JNA17
04-15-2012, 06:37 PM
I'm not really sold on Kobe beiing a head coach some day. His knowledge of the game is off the charts but it takes more than that.
I just don't think former superstar players make good coaches. Like shep said, they're too demanding because they accomplished so much themselves.

The greatest coaches are the ones that were role players during their active careers.

Lenny Wiltkins and Larry Bird say hi.

BigBlueCrew
04-15-2012, 06:42 PM
nah, Kobe is too great a player to be able to be a coach. He'd be fine with the great players on the team but he wouldnt know how to coach up the role players or the bench players on the team.

The KobeSystem just doesn't take them into account.:) Your Welcome

Cal827
04-15-2012, 06:46 PM
He'd be ok.. but he would demand the ball at crunch time...leading to multiple bad game-ending turnovers.

Hawkeye15
04-15-2012, 06:47 PM
no way. I think he would demand too much of his players, and with the fragile egos in today's game, he would piss off a lot of players.

I do think he will be a good analyst though. I think he speaks well, understands how to describe what he is trying to pass along, and he has the sense of humor to do so.

naps
04-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Hell NO! I can't fathom him dealing with coaching in the long run. Locker room is gonna be a chaos if the team is on a losing streak.

naps
04-15-2012, 06:51 PM
I can see him as an analyst though. But I have feeling he won't be too much into NBA after he retires. He will probably look into full time business ventures...and may be ***** hunting as well since he will have plenty of free time :D

ManRam
04-15-2012, 06:51 PM
Also, I don't think telling/talking/yelling at your teammates on the court is necessarily the hallmark of a player that will make a good coach in the future...

I just can't see it happening.

PhillyFaninLA
04-15-2012, 06:52 PM
Kobe is an arrogant narcissist with poor off court values and judgement. He would be horrible.

chong2204
04-15-2012, 06:53 PM
no way. I think he would demand too much of his players, and with the fragile egos in today's game, he would piss off a lot of players.

I do think he will be a good analyst though. I think he speaks well, understands how to describe what he is trying to pass along, and he has the sense of humor to do so.

This and a box of shoes

chong2204
04-15-2012, 06:54 PM
Kobe is an arrogant narcissist with poor off court values and judgement. He would be horrible.

Damn playa....Those some big words sugar ****...

llemon
04-15-2012, 06:56 PM
I can see him as an analyst though. But I have feeling he won't be too much into NBA after he retires. He will probably look into full time business ventures...and may be ***** hunting as well since he will have plenty of free time :D

Did you mean to spell that analist?

Cal827
04-15-2012, 07:00 PM
Did you mean to spell that analist?

:laugh:

JNA17
04-15-2012, 07:21 PM
Also just because XD.

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xILLN355
04-15-2012, 07:30 PM
he'll retire from the nba at age 38 and play in europe until age 50. after that who knows what the man will do, maybe try catch up to wilt in number of ladies slept with?

JasonJohnHorn
04-15-2012, 07:39 PM
No. And for the same reasons that Jordan wouldnt be. They both have a level of greatness that can't be taught, and they would just end up yelling at everybody for not being as good as them. Jordan couldnt take just yelling at the Wizards team, so he came out of retirement. Kobe would do the same $#!T, he'd see guys fawking up a play, throw off his suit and dress shoes, lace up in a pair of basketball shoes and then show them how to get it done. But it would just be a debasing learning process for whoever it happened to be on the team, much as it was with Jordan and Kwambe Brown.

If Kwambe Brown had a guy like Phil Jackson mentoring him from the start, or a guy like Kareem or Hakeem showing him some foot work and such, he would have had a much different career. But he was stuck with Jordan who just yelled at him until he shriviled up and became a bust.

Kobe would be the same kind of 'mentor'. I mean, we all saw how he handled the Bynum situation. He wanted LA to trade him because he wasn't an all-star in his sophomore season, and trade him for Kidd? Not he's the second best center in the league. It took a mind like Phil Jackson and Kareem to get this kid on track, and Kobe was little help.

That said I see Kobe being more of an 'owner' type. He'll try to buy a team like MJ.

Raph12
04-15-2012, 07:52 PM
I'd love to see Billups coaching someday...

JJ_JKidd
04-15-2012, 11:33 PM
I think he said in the past that he doesnt want to?:confused:

Lim
04-15-2012, 11:50 PM
he probably already IS the coach of the lakers. if kobe and mike brown are both talking at the same time who do you think the players would listen to? obviously kobe.

Jayrich28
04-16-2012, 12:02 AM
Like a guy above said nah.....see mj and isiah
The greats dont understand or have the patient to work with the less talented players...
The best coaches always seem to be ex bench role players who basketball iq was greater than there talent

UPRock
04-16-2012, 12:20 AM
I don't think so, because a coach is supposed to be a COACH, and not getting to the court to shoot the ball in crunch time, like he's going to do.

Cfrey
04-16-2012, 12:22 AM
no he can't coach lmao

he doesn't even know whats best for his offense (to give the ball to bynum)

DragonJaii
04-16-2012, 12:24 AM
No, he's going to tell his best player to shoot every time and not pass.

b@llhog24
04-16-2012, 12:26 AM
No.

b@llhog24
04-16-2012, 12:27 AM
I don't think so, because a coach is supposed to be a COACH, and not getting to the court to shoot the ball in crunch time, like he's going to do.

Lol imagine him in shooting practice.

raiderfaninTX
04-16-2012, 12:36 AM
how many times would we have seen this thread about jordan back in the day.

to answer the question i would say no

C-Style
04-16-2012, 12:49 AM
Coach Kobe is 4-1!

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kobemelo
04-16-2012, 12:57 AM
lol it'd be cool to have Kobe on the sidelines no doubt. would he be good is anybody's guess though.

boogie-reke
04-16-2012, 01:00 AM
He won't pass the other assistant coaches the scouting reports.

Angelus™
04-16-2012, 02:19 AM
Dont think he'd have the patience to deal with players who werent performing in the court

KB-Pau-DH2012
04-16-2012, 02:59 AM
Lenny Wiltkins and Larry Bird say hi.

Larry Bird was a coach for only 3 yrs. He already had an established Pacers team from the Larry Brown days of the mid-90's.

jam
04-16-2012, 03:26 AM
I don't think Kobe will be doing much coaching once his playing days are over. I also don't see him building a business empire in the way that magic has. He simply doesn't have the ability to relate to people to make himself a success in either area.

He's likely going to be spending some time broadcasting, and then making money in ventures which don't require a lot of inter-personal cooperation, such as licensing and endorsements. He'll be working the rest of his life to pay his alimony, so he will definitely be kept busy.

Raph12
04-16-2012, 03:59 AM
Coach Kobe is 4-1!

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All of that advice Kobe had was for Bynum, yet Bynum is the one struggling most since Kobe's been sidelined (33-88 37.5% from the floor)... Coach Kobe needs to back off lol. :p

Ebbs
04-16-2012, 05:24 AM
I thought about this too, watching him today he looked like a natural leader. Something I have never seen from him on the court. I don't know his arrogance and general attitude make me want to say no, but who knows. Maybe after he steps back and looks at his career he will be humbled and have a clear head.

thenaj17
04-16-2012, 05:35 AM
Also, I don't think telling/talking/yelling at your teammates on the court is necessarily the hallmark of a player that will make a good coach in the future...

I just can't see it happening.

Kobe yelling at players would be bad? Dude, you have SVG as your pic!

thenaj17
04-16-2012, 05:36 AM
I don't think so, because a coach is supposed to be a COACH, and not getting to the court to shoot the ball in crunch time, like he's going to do.

He could be player/coach and suit up every game and check in with the game on the line lol

thenaj17
04-16-2012, 05:45 AM
He won't pass the other assistant coaches the scouting reports.

Kobe has averaged 5 APG for his career, get over it.

thekmp211
04-16-2012, 07:17 AM
generally speaking my rule is supremely talented players make lousy coaches and executives. for some reason kobe strikes me as a possible exception, because i do think he is a student of the game. but it's just come too easy for him, and as others have said i doubt he could tolerate coaching guys who didn't get it naturally.

xILLN355
04-16-2012, 01:20 PM
Kobe has averaged 5 APG for his career, get over it.

iverson's averaged 6.2, so what?

Fnom11
04-16-2012, 01:44 PM
I was thinking about this the other day. I truly think if he was the coach of the Heat right now he'd be doing a fantastic job on Lebron getting him to play to his full potential. However, if he had a mediocre team I think he'd be horrible.

mRc08
04-16-2012, 01:50 PM
The only way i see kobe willing to coach would be to seperate his career from jordan. As of now, he is the closest thing we have ever had to MJ, and when looking at the rings and other acolades, he's right up there. If his spirit to compete with MJ is as strong as some think it is, then i could see him coaching. It would be an opportunity to add to his already huge legacy. If he were to win a ring as a coach, it would be something not even jordan would be able to say he had accomplished. And while MJ will always be the best PLAYER of all time, if kobe could win another ring as a player, and then win rings as a coach, the argument could be made he had an overall better NBA career. Now, for this to happen kobe would have to be a very sucessful coach, but the opportunity is there. I think he has the IQ and passion to do it, but it all comes down to how much he wants to add further to his basketball resume, and how truely competitive he is with jordan.

EYDI819
04-16-2012, 02:23 PM
I think he's going to be a good coach because of his knowledge of the game but I saw an interview about a month back when he was asked if he is willing to coach and he just simply said "I dont have the patience" then gave the interviewer a smirk :D

ManningToTyree
04-16-2012, 02:32 PM
Nah too demanding. He would go crazy

RaiderLakersA's
04-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Some of you seem to forget how young Kobe is. (Probably because some of you are even younger and think 34 is "old.") Could he make a good coach NOW? No.

But give him a decade or two away from the game. As a man sunsets, his longing for the days of old and the spirit of competition in any form tends to take hold. My guess is that Kobe would prefer to be an owner of a franchise here in the US. But barring that, I could see him taking up coaching. Even if it was just at the local community level.