The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for a new head coach after the firing of Stan Van Gundy, who lasted just one dysfunctional season with the team. Rapper Master P is now throwing his hat into the ring, according to TMZ Sports.
Master P is from New Orleans, and he wants the franchise to “do something different, unique” by hiring him:
“I played in the NBA, I done coached a lot of great players that are in the league. I done took my sons from being high school athletes to maybe they'll be the next future big-time pro athletes.”
“If they bring me in as a head coach or assistant coach, I think I can change the game!”
Master P played in the NBA preseason for the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors in the 1990s. He coached DeMar DeRozan at the AAU level and supposedly nearly joined Alvin Gentry's Pelicans coaching staff in 2017. The rapper believes Gentry would still be the head coach if he had been hired.
That's certainly a bold statement, but New Orleans does need some big changes after a disappointing 31-41 season under Van Gundy. Keeping Williamson happy is the most important thing for this franchise, so David Griffin will do whatever he can to make sure that happens. That might not involve be having Master P as head coach, but an outside-the-box hire wouldn't be the worst idea.