Metta World Peace Reveals Why Coaching Knicks ‘Ain’t That Complicated’
Word on the street is that the Knicks want Tom Thibodeau as their head coach.
Thibs has compiled a record of 352 wins and 246 losses in his coaching career with the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Metta World Peace has an alternative, however. Hire him. “I mean, I think that I should be in the running and you know, why not,” World Peace told me on today’s episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
“I’m from the city. So I don’t think like, I mean people can say what they want but it ain’t like I can’t coach a game. It ain’t that complicated. But with that being said, I don’t care who coaches the Knicks because I just want to see the Knicks win. I just want to see the Knicks win and that’s it.”
The 16th Pick in the 1999 NBA Draft out of St. John’s Metta World Peace has no coaching experience but won an NBA Championship playing under arguably one of the best coaches in NBA history in Phil Jackson.
Alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, World Peace was part of the 2010 Lakers Championship team. Aside from coaching aspirations, more than anything else the Queens native, who had a brief stint with the Knicks during the 2013-14 NBA season kust wants to see the Knicks become relevant again. “I mean, it’s just I’m a fan,” he said.
“I’m from New York City and I don’t know if I’m even a fan to tell you the truth. But I’m from New York City. If you got any pride, you want to see your city win.”