Saturday 18th May 2024,
The Hoop Doctors

Kobe Has No Interest in Coaching When He Retires


Former NBA players that turn into head coaches were usually journeymen who had middling careers. At least the successful ones are. It’s rare that you’ll see an all-time great player become a great head coach. That’s primarily because most players aren’t as good as they were, so they have a tough time understanding why all players can’t do what they were once able to do.

Kobe Bryant is no different in this regard. It’s beginning to sound more and more like this will be Kobe’s last year (or not) and he has zero interest in coaching.

Clearly Kobe is taking a playful jab at himself there. He’s been in Los Angeles for 20 years and is a prisoner of his own fame, so it makes sense that he’d like to step away. Years ago, he was once asked if there’s anything in life he’d like to do that he hasn’t already. His answer was “go to the beach with my family.” Which, of course, he can’t. But don’t cry for him, he’s done ok for himself.

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