Master P Wants To Coach The New Orleans Pelicans, because why not?
Master P hasn’t given up on his dreams of working with the NBA. The No Limit boss in the past claimed he was close to joining Alvin Gentry’s staff at the New Orleans Pelicans in 2017, and believes the coach would still have his job if he had brought him on board.
With the Pelicans currently in search of a new head coach, following the exit of Stan Van Grundy. P believes he is perfect for the gig because he has the credentials to turn around NOLA’s fortunes and also make Zion happy.
“They gotta do something different, unique. You look at Tim Tebow, they brought him to play as a tight end because they looking at times is changing,” he tells TMZ Sports. The NBA is entertainment. I think it’s time for me to be the first Hip Hop coach. Because what I know as basketball, 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. I coached DeMar DeRozan, a lot of great players.”
He added, “I know that I could show people like Zion [Williamson], we got great players on the team but they need somebody that understand them. So if they bring me in as a head coach or assistant coach, I think I could change the game. We’ll win with Zion and be happy, [playoffs] and everything. I feel like it’s motivating the players and understanding them.”
Master P attempted to make it in the NBA as a player back in the late 90s. Unfortunately for Percy Miller he was cut by the then Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors during the preseason in consecutive years.