Following Jason Kidd’s Move From Player to Coach, Here’s 10 Other NBA Stars Who Could Make the Move
10 NBA Players Who Could Roam the Sidelines
Just last week, Jason Kidd completed the shocking turnaround in going from a player with the New York Knicks to the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. The entire process took a whopping ten days (nine if you're going by when the news actually broke). It's incredible to think that Kidd retired and then took over a franchise -- just like that.
Kidd's retirement and transition to the sidelines overshadowed another NBA legend who called it quits just days before -- that'd be Grant Hill, of course. Hill isn't making the job from the court to the bench, not yet at least, but would he make a good head coach? What other NBA stars from this past season would also have that opportunity? Could some of the players on this list actually pursue that aspect of a basketball career once their days in a jersey come to a close?
In fact, former NBA guard Nick Van Exel became the latest to be added to this exclusive club, joining the Milwaukee Bucks' staff earlier this week.
Well without further ado, let's take a look at some players from this past season who could somebody have the opportunity to roam the sidelines and call the shots:
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Shane Battier can be a pest, some have even accused him of playing dirty. He's a strategic player however, which could make him a good coach someday.
Steve Nash's play speaks for itself. He's a floor general and a veteran leader. He'd make a great NBA head coach someday.
Grant Hill retired just days before Jason Kidd did. He doesn't have a head coaching position yet (sarcasm), but maybe someday he will.
Derek Fisher is a proven winner, his rings prove that. He's a floor general and a veteran on the basketball court, can he be one on the sidelines in the future?
We're developing a theme here. Jason Kidd was a point guard and a floor leader and so too have been some of the other choices on this list. Well, add Chauncey Billups to that stereotype, as well.
Okay, we're still talking about the same theme here. Andre Miller can run a team and make plays on the court, but how would he fare on the sidelines in a suit and tie?
There are plenty of people who probably wonder how Kobe Bryant would fare as a head coach. He played under Phil Jackson for so many years, something had to have rubbed off.
Ray Allen is known for his shooting ability, but it's his smarts and basketball IQ that have allowed him to be successful throughout his lengthy, NBA career. Allen would make a great coach someday.
Like him or hate him -- understand him or not -- Kevin Garnett can fire up the people around him. KG is all about unity and not many people in the NBA dictate the heart and soul that he represents. You want a motivator on the sidelines, Garnett is your guy.