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Rick Carlisle: Metta World Peace could be ‘a good coach’

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Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle thinks that his former player Metta World Peace may have a future in coaching once his playing days are over.

Before the Mavericks defeated the Lakers by the final of 109-97 on Tuesday night, Carlisle voiced his opinion that the veteran swingman has “a chance to be a good coach” because “he’s passionate and knowledgeable about the game,” per Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.

Carlisle coached MWP on the Indiana Pacers from 2003 to 2006 back when he was still known as Ron Artest. The Lakers were eyeballing a potential assistant coaching role for the former Defensive Player of the Year not too long ago, so maybe the idea really isn’t all that far-fetched.

If nothing else, Coach Metta World Peace would be well worth it for the “I love basketball” chants he would surely bring to the team huddle.


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