Dave DeBusschere was a player coach for the Detroit Pistons; Lenny Wilkens was a player coach for both the Super-Sonics and the Trail Blazers; Dave Cowens is the last player-coach in the league. He coached the Celtics in the 1978–79 season.
Here is my case for Kobe being player coach:
- This is Kobe's Team. He's the guy in control. Make if official.
- Kobe Self-Professions of What Might Be the Best Coaching Decisions Might Be Right--Turn Over the Reigns to Him.
- Let Kobe Scream at Gasol, Howard and Nash. He already is, so make it official.
- If Kobe Doesn't Make the Playoffs With Kobe at the Helm, You Know Who To Blame
- Kobe Has a Great Basketball Mind. Let Him Prove It With the Xs and Os.
Phil ain't coming back guys, so move on. I vote Kobe for Player Coach.