10 Sports Veterans Destined For Coaching and Front Office Jobs

10 Veteran Athletes Destined To Work In Coaching Or the Front Office

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Star athletes don't always make great coaches. But as we've seen with Jason Kidd and others, players can become coaches in no time once they decide to retire.

Here are 10 veteran players who have a future in coaching or front office work:

10. Chauncey Billups

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10. Chauncey Billups

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Mr. Big Shot has basically been limited to a coaching role over the past couple of years due to injuries. It's only a matter of time before he officially trades in his sneakers for a clipboard.

9. Paul Konerko

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9. Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko

Konerko was almost made the White Sox manager prior to the start of 2014. Maybe he won't end up being a player/manger, but he'll definitely end up being a coach at some point down the road.

8. Matt Hasselbeck

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8. Matt Hasselbeck

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Hasselbeck is basically a coach/backup QB with the Colts. He's doing a good job as Andrew Luck's mentor, so you'd have to think he'll make a great QB coach or offensive coordinator someday.

7. Shane Battier

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7. Shane Battier

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Battier says it will take an act of God for him to continue his playing career beyond 2014. But he also hasn't ruled out coaching someday down the road. With his big brain and love for basketball, he'll no doubt make a great coach.

6. Steve Nash

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6. Steve Nash

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Nash says he's having a hard time coming to grips with life after basketball, so a transition to coaching would be just what the doctor ordered. It's said that point guards make the best basketball coaches, so if one of the best PGs in history decides to start a new career, you'd have to think he'll be a natural.

5. Ichiro Suzuki

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5. Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro's career is definitely starting to wind down. But when he does decide to hang up his cleats you'd have to think there's a hitting coach job waiting for him in MLB or Japan.

4. Derek Jeter

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4. Derek Jeter

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Jeter's playing days are numbered, as he's on his victory lap as we speak. He's already said that he'd like to own a team someday, which makes perfect sense. Jeter is baseball, through and through.

3. Manu Ginobli

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3. Manu Ginobli

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Ginobli might have another year left in him, but he's undoubtedly on the backside of his career. It's easy to envision him on the bench as an assistant coach next to Gregg Popovich someday.

2. Peyton Manning

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2. Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

You can argue that Manning is already a coach on the field. But when he officially calls it a career, a head coaching or offensive coordinator job should be offered to him immediately. Return to Indy?

1. Derek Fisher

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1. Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher is destined to be a head coach in the NBA. He's even alluded to it. Is it just a matter of time before he joins forces with Phil Jackson in New York?


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