Rajon Rondo, the player known for having issues with his three past head coaches, wants to become a head coach in the NBA when he retires. Rondo has been known for being more of a cancer to teams than somebody who is able to unite them, but maybe he could change if put in a position of power.
“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.”
One thing Rondo has going for him is his very high basketball IQ, possibly the best of any point guard currently in the league. He would be able to instill a lot of knowledge into his players, potentially helping them to make better reads on plays while making smarter decisions.
The energy, passion, and intensity Rondo brings to the court would make him a favorite for players. All players want to play for a coach that is going to help them reach their full potential, and Rondo would be the guy giving his all to ensure his players were as good as they could become. Point guards have a certain way of relating to players that other just cannot do; Rondo would be able to be that kind of coach.
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Considering Rondo’s past with management and coaching staffs, he will certainly have a issue finding his first job in the league. His reputation is not the best, and many teams in the NBA will have a lot to think about before offering him the head job. Many of his past incidents would be considered as a franchise cannot have the head coach setting a bad message for their team.
Rondo still has a few years left in his career as long as he remains in good graces. For now, he should focus on making the playoffs with the Chicago Bulls while also working on the relationships he has with his current team. The remainder of his career could be a chance for his to rebuild his reputation before looking to his first head coaching job.