Rajon Rondo isn’t the easiest guy to coach, but he wants to give the profession a try once his playing days come to an end.
Rondo, 30, has a widely-acknowledged high basketball IQ, which has led to frequent clashes with bench bosses throughout his career.
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The veteran point guard says he plans on hooping in the NBA for another six-to-seven years.
Per the Chicago Tribune:
“I absolutely want to coach,” Rondo said inside a nearly empty Bulls locker room.
“I’ve been preparing to coach since I left Boston, really,” Rondo said. “I study all of my coaches. I watch the way they move, the timeouts they call, plays they draw up out of timeouts, how they run practices, speeches they give. I’m trying to follow it all. I see how players gravitate toward different coaches.
“I actually went back (to Louisville) a couple (of) days ago and saw my high school coach (Doug Bibby). He’s one of the best: his delivery, how he encourages players, the confidence he gives them, his attention to detail in timeouts. I’m taking my notes on a lot of different stuff.”