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NBA: Antoine Walker Says He Wants to Coach the Boston Celtics
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NBA: Antoine Walker Says He Wants to Coach the Boston Celtics

Jun 24 2013, 6:59pm CDT | by

Former NBA star Antoine Walker says he would like to coach the Boston Celtics.

Former NBA star Antoine Walker says he would like to coach the Boston Celtics.  According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Walker wrote a tweet on Monday morning amidst the anticipation of...

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NBA: Antoine Walker Says He Wants to Coach the Boston Celtics

Jun 24 2013, 6:59pm CDT | by

Former NBA star Antoine Walker says he would like to coach the Boston Celtics.

Former NBA star Antoine Walker says he would like to coach the Boston Celtics. 

According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Walker wrote a tweet on Monday morning amidst the anticipation of current head coach Doc Rivers being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for a first-round draft pick in 2015

"Boston fans its time for me to be the celtics coach!!!!"

Washburn says Walker confirmed to the Boston Globe that he is indeed interested in coaching the Celtics. Walker, 36, is retired from professional basketball after playing in the NBA Developmental League last season and is seeking a job in the NBA. He has had well-chronicled financial problems but has reached settlements with his creditors, per Washburn. 

Should Walker get hired, this wouldn't mark the first time an ex-NBA player without prior coaching experience gets the nod. Some names worth mentioning include Rivers, the Golden State Warriors' Mark Jackson and the recently-hired Brooklyn Nets' Jason Kidd. 

Walker spent a little over than seven seasons with the Celtics during his 12-year NBA career. He was drafted sixth overall in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky and went on to average 20.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting plus 8.7 rebounds with Boston.  

He was traded by the Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks prior to the 2003-04 season, but was re-acquired by general manager Danny Ainge at the 2005 trade deadline. He was then traded to the Miami Heat as part of a five-team trade in August of 2005, winning his only NBA title the following summer.

He last played in the NBA in 2007-08, seeing action in 46 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.  


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Q+A: Antoine Walker

Oct 9 2014 3:14pm CDT | Source: slamonline

Antoine Walker has trouble folding his 6-9 frame into what, for a normal-sized human being, is a luxurious movie theater chair in the private screening room at the Crosby Street Hotel in Manhattan. So he sits up on the armrest, one leg stretched out into the aisle. He’s wearing a pair of all-white Air Jordan Is, jeans and a black t-shirt under a suede track jacket. What’s striking about Walker now, beyond his trademark smile and his unmistakable size, is how comfortable he is—desp ...
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6 weeks ago

Antoine Walker Talks Losing $110 Million In Cringe-Worthy Interview On Bloomberg

Oct 9 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: SportsGrid

You may remember former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker, who played mostly for the Celtics in the years before Paul Pierce got actual help in the forms of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Walker went on Bloomberg’s “Taking Stock” yesterday to talk about his new documentary, which is about how he lost $110 million after his basketball career ended. It’s never not-awkward to talk about losing $110 million due t ...
Source: SportsGrid   Full article at: SportsGrid


7 weeks ago

Biggest Adjustments Detroit Pistons Must Make This Coming Season

Oct 8 2014 4:45am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

After their fifth consecutive season with 30 or fewer wins, the Detroit Pistons are certainly looking to make big adjustments for what they hope will be a turnaround season.Major changes in the front office, coaching staff and roster already guarantee this team looks much different than it did a year ago. Stan Van Gundy takes over as team president and head coach, and he has already begun reshaping the team to fit his preferred style of play with th ...
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