Four Blazer players that could end up having a good coaching career
Naturally a point guard easily makes the transition from being the floor general to becoming the main general on the sideline. As we know, Lillard takes control of the team and has earned the respect of his teammates both on and off the court.
When Lillard is injured enough to not suit up for a game, he is always the first one off the bench to share teachable moments or give encouragement to his teammates. Dame is the obvious choice to become a well-known coach.
It’s normal for guards to know everyone’s position on the floor to make sure the play calling runs smoothly. When you think of CJ McCollum you think of him helping out the younger players to guide them on the floor. Can’t you see McCollum sharing his smooth moves with youngsters? We could see McCollum being a fantastic high school coach.
CJ already runs his journalism mentorship program called “CJ’s Press Pass” where he brings in high school students to try out broadcast journalism. So if McCollum isn’t coaching basketball, he might become a broadcaster and then eventually become a life/broadcasting coach. Can’t you see that happening?
When you’re a freak athlete you typically want to stay in sports for the rest of your life. That is Pat Connaughton.
The big question though- will Connaughton coach basketball, baseball or be a quarterbacks coach? Have you seen him throw a football? Prediction: After Connaughton’s NBA career wraps up, he becomes a pitcher for the Orioles and then after he retires from baseball, it’ll be time for his coaching career to start.
A vocal player typically makes a good eventual coach, right? Well, Evan Turner is one of the most vocal guys you'll find on the court. Not only do we think ET has the coaching chops, but Damian Lillard also chose Turner when he was asked who he thinks would be a good coach later in life.
On Tuesday, Lillard told the media, "He's just got a basketball mind and it's a thinking man's game."