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No Guts, No Glory:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has always wanted to be a head coach in the NBA. But according to some, the way he treated others during his playing days has hindered him from getting coaching jobs.
Abdul-Jabbar kept to himself, refused to do interviews, and just basically rubbed people the wrong way. And because of that, Abdul-Jabbar has only been able to secure special assistant and scout jobs with a couple of teams. But that hasn’t stopped Abdul-Jabbar from continuing to lobby for a head coaching job.
His latest attempt for lobbying for a head job came when Dave Begel of OnMilwaukee.com flat asked Abdul-Jabbar would be willing to be the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Not only did Abdul-Jabbar say yes, he made his case to Begel why he should get the job that is not even open at the moment.
I asked him flat out if he would be willing to be the head coach of the Bucks.
“Of course,” he replied.
“I know how to prepare for a season as an individual and I know what that means in terms of team c...
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