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Avery Johnson Says ‘A Lot Of Coaches’ Would Love To Work With Kobe Bryant Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="279"] During the course of his NBA career, superstar Kobe Bryant has been known to butt heads with quite a few head coaches that have come [new_royalslider id="279"] During the course of his NBA career, superstar Kobe Bryant has been known to butt heads with quite a few head coaches that have come Rating: 0
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Avery Johnson Says ‘A Lot Of Coaches’ Would Love To Work With Kobe Bryant

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During the course of his NBA career, superstar Kobe Bryant has been known to butt heads with quite a few head coaches that have come and gone in Los Angeles. Not even the great Phil Jackson was immune to clashing with Kobe as the two were not fond of one another after winning three consecutive titles together.

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Despite Kobe finding it tough to get along with head coaches he’s played for in the past, former head coach Avery Johnson believes there are plenty of coaches that love to work with the five-time NBA champion. Johnson said the following according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News:

“That is a challenge, but at the same time, there are a lot of coaches sitting on the sidelines right now that would love to have an opportunity to work with Kobe Bryant,” ESPN TV analyst Avery Johnson said. “With his professionalism, work ethic and championship pedigree, a lot of guys would love to have an opportunity to help him go out on top.”

Johnson’s comments about NBA coaches basically lining up to coach Kobe is surprising considering the future Hall of Famer’s track record. Los Angeles is an appealing place for any head coach for obvious reasons, but coaching Kobe in the twilight of his career will be a challenge.

Jackson did eventually saw eye-to-eye with Kobe during his second stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. The two created a lasting bond that resulted in two more championships for the storied franchise and a friendship that has stayed strong ever since.

Although Jackson started to grow on Kobe, the five-time NBA champion hasn’t gotten along with the two coaches that followed the Zen Master. Mike Brown only lasted one full season and Mike D’Antoni led the team to the worst season in franchise history.

It is possible that the right man for the job is out there. Plenty of candidates have emerged, one with close ties to Kobe in Byron Scott, but it remains to be seen what direction Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss go in moving forward.
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  • iDontCare

    #FutureLaker

    • vdogg

      i really hope this happens!

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  • EmperorKing

    coaches want to help Kobe get his 6th ring draft Smart or Exum..

    • Betto

      I think Smart would be the better choice, if Magic takes him under his wing and the Lakers get the right pieces, we could see the showtime era part 2.

      • comrade24

        agreed. i went to OSU and still live near there, i’ve seen Smart play a lot. he’s a beast. Can definitely play defense, which is what we need. He’s a realistic option even if we don’t move up in the draft.

      • EmperorKing

        Yeah men Marcus Smart is an elite point guard..

  • The Little General

    Lakers future coach!

  • The Little General

    Gotta get more rings.

  • independentbynature

    WE WANT BYRON SCOTT !!!

    • Daspin

      Last thing the Laker’s need is a multiple time fired head coach. The musical chair hiring of fired head coaches is fine if your goal is to just contend but is responsible for much of the mediocrity in the NBA. Championships are the goal in L.A.

      • lkrpwr

        I assume you’re referring to Byron Scott…if so, I totally agree with you…Byron Scott is perfect if we want to continue being a mediocre team at best

      • independentbynature

        There aren’t many coaches who have never been fired.It’s part of the job.What coach do want that’s never been fired?……That’s what I thought.

        • Daspin

          Do I need to repeat the definition of insanity? Laker’s are going to have to chance an assistant coach who they feel has the potential to grow.

          • independentbynature

            Whatever…..

      • independentbynature

        The anti-Scott post are getting dumber by the minute.

        • Daspin

          The definition of dumb is similar to insanity.

  • CharlieMurphy!

    Nobody want to play with a ball hog HAS BEEN!

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      hahahahaha…. I will believe the nba players and former players than a comment from an irrelevant fan.

      • comrade24

        Kobe haters everywhere. SMH

    • Betto

      STFU, your obviously not a Lakers fan so gtfo..

  • Kliffrichard

    george karl please hire as Head coach LA Lakers

    • Betto

      Ummm, no… Lakers need a younger head coach that will stick around for many years like Pops has done in SA and someone who’s been deep in the playoffs or NCAA.

      • comrade24

        My choices would be Byron Scott, Lionel Hollins, or Mark Jackson

        • lkrpwr

          What about bringing Rudy T back or rehiring MDA, maybe we can trade a couple of first rounders for Mike Brown…you left out Rambis, George Carl…hope our great leaders have a bit of imagination and get away from the recycle bin

          • comrade24

            the sarcasm is palpable lol just asking what issues do you have with the coaches i mentioned? are you just angling for a fresh face? someone like Kevin Ollie?

  • ra

    A lot of coaches, yes … including …. Avery Johnson.

    You know what, Avery would be a great coach for the Lakers! I’m adding him to my list.

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