Lakers Can’t Visualize Kobe Coaching
(Kobe) Bryant’s opinion is so widely respected that (Lakers coach Mike) Brown recently asked him to observe the team during a shoot-around just so he could pass along his thoughts.
“The stuff that he says is, in my opinion, highly valuable,” Brown said.
Not that anyone associated with the team expects Bryant to coach once his playing days end.
“I don’t see that out of him,” forward Pau Gasol said. “I mean, he could do well, he would be a good coach based on his knowledge and experience, but I don’t see him coaching. It’s very hard for a player of that caliber to go and sit on the sideline and coach a team [when] he’s not directly involved on the court. It’s a big jump for players like that.”
Brown said it would be difficult for a player of Bryant’s stature to stomach his players’ mistakes.