Posted June 24, 2013

Antoine Walker wants to be the Celtics next head coach

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Antoine Walker wants to be the next Celtics head coach. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Antoine Walker wants to be the next Celtics head coach. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Boston Celtics forward Antoine Walker has expressed interest in becoming the next head coach of the Celtics. Walker took to his Twitter timeline to proclaim that he should be the next Celtics coach and that “it’s time for new young coaches” in the NBA.

The Celtics traded former head coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers for an unprotected first-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Walker, 36, retired from playing professional basketball after spending last year in the NBA Developmental League. Walker was at the recent scouting combine in hopes of landing a job as a scout or a position in a front office.

Walker spent five seasons with the Celtics, reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002 but has no coaching experience to speak of. Walker is hoping to continue the trend set by Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets with recent retirees becoming a head coach.


12 comments
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

When I saw this, I laughed. After reading it im lmfao! Antoine Walker a coach, well anythings possible just dont trust him when he tells you he has a sure bet..lol

fmteter
fmteter

But...Larry Bird would be better ;)

fmteter
fmteter

He'd be a great coach, but he'll need somebody next to him on the bench with some serious experience for the first few years while he learns the role.

MrTemecula
MrTemecula

Please, Basketball Jesus, make this happen.

#1 Laker Fan

noodlez
noodlez

THIS DUDE WAS A BUM WHEN HE WAS WITH CELTICS!

DBLETAP
DBLETAP

There are new young coaches in the NBA:


-Monty Williams

-Scott Brooks

-Monty Williams

-Jason Kidd

-Mark Jackson

How can you expect to land a job as a head coach when you have no experience as an analyst, as an assistant coach, as a scout?  The only one of the aforementioned group that didn't have any experience @ in any of the following is J. Kidd, but as he has essentially run teams from the start, I'm willing to give him a waiver for 2 seasons.

 Besides, AW coaching Paul Pierce?  Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh, no.

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Haha he can be the next ML Carr!

dexrmerritt
dexrmerritt

AW wants to be HC because he pissed away all his money and needs another addiction 

PanzerDSS
PanzerDSS

I think Antoine just wants NBA coach money.

bigmiket75
bigmiket75

@noodlez Antoine was a bum with the Celtics when him and Pierce were running things???

noodlez
noodlez

@bigmiket75 @noodlez YO MIKE IN ONE WORD. YES! 6'9"250LBS SHOOTING 3'S WHILE PAUL WAS GRINDING DOWN STAIRS GETTING THE JOB DONE. 

PIERCE FUTURE HALL OF FAMER.

WALKER CERTIFIED BUM!