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Stephon Marbury to coach Beijing Royal in CBA

Stephon Marbury

Former NBA superstar Stephon Marbury has made quite a name for himself in China. As a matter of fact, he is widely considered as one of the greatest players the Chinese Basketball Association has ever seen.

Now a year into his retirement from professional basketball, Marbury has recently confirmed that he will enter the next phase of his career by becoming the head coach of CBA outfit Beijing Royal Fighters.

Back in U.S. soil, Marbury first made a name for himself in the early 2000’s as part of the New Jersey Nets. He would get two All-Star nods and two All-NBA selections throughout his 13-year career, where he would play for no less than five different NBA teams.

Following his retirement from the NBA back in 2009, Marbury resurrected his career in China. He became one of the most prominent players in the league for almost an entire decade prior to his retirement at the end of last season.

Himself a Brooklyn, New York native, Marbury decided to stay in China where he is pretty much a living legend. His overwhelming fame is such that they even built a museum dedicated to him and his career achievements.

It didn’t take long before the CBA would come knocking on Marbury’s door again, and this time around, he has been tapped to become a head coach. This is certainly something new for the 42-year-old, but it does look like he is destined for success in his adopted nation.