Draymond Green explains why he doesn’t see a future in coaching

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green does not want to coach after he retires.

Even if many pundits think he would be great at it, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green does not envision himself as a future coach when he does inevitably call it a career.

“I think about it, and I don’t think I will,” said Green said on former teammate Kevin Durant’s “The ETCs” podcast. “One — the lack of competitiveness in players bothers me more than anything, and I don’t know how I would handle that as a coach.”

“When I’m done playing basketball, I don’t know if I want to be on a basketball schedule. I’ve been on a basketball schedule my entire life.”

“A coach’s schedule — they’re in the gym as much as us, plus a bunch of film, plus this meeting [and] that meeting. Their schedule in some ways is more strenuous than ours.”

These are all great points, but we have to wonder what Green’s future off the hardwood looks like.

What will Draymond Green do after he retires if he does not go into coaching?

A very natural place where could go post-playing career is into broadcasting. He is a three-time NBA champion with the Warriors, as well as one of the greatest players in Michigan State basketball history under the iconic Tom Izzo. Whether it be college, pro or just sports in general, Green could be absolutely fantastic on camera. He could become the next Charles Barkley.

“It’s fun. I love it because it is very hard to turn on a TV nowadays and learn something about the game of basketball,” said Green. “I want you to turn on your TV and if I’m speaking, you can learn something about the game of basketball.”

“It’s such a beautiful game, but it’s very delicate. And you can really f**k it up if handled incorrectly. And I’m watching so many people f**k our game up because they don’t know the game of basketball.

“Too many people have voices that don’t know s**t about the game. I hate that side of it.”

Green’s combination of intellect, honesty and big-game experience give him a leg up on many other NBA players who would like to transition into a media career after retiring. Yes, he could become an incredible head coach, but his self-awareness to realize he could be too demanding of players who are not as committed as him could be an issue. It is why broadcasting is a slam dunk.

Expect several television networks to bid for Green’s services as an in-studio basketball analyst.

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