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LaMarcus Aldridge says he's 'down to go home' and coach in Portland

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With his playing days over, former Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has begun to think about what's next. 

A possibility he's let known on a recent Twitter Q&A is entering coaching. 

Aldridge let it be known he’s “down to go home” and join his former team, the Blazers as an assistant coach.

It’s unclear if newly named Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups would entertain the idea of adding Aldridge. But similar to Billups, all Aldridge would need is a chance, as Ty Lue did with him this season.

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Aldridge was a seven-time All-Star and during his career and named to five All-NBA teams. His experience as one of the elite players in the game is a good enough resume for a team to bring him in some capacity as an assistant.

The 15-year NBA veteran also said he’s “down” to join the last team he was with, the Nets. That could be an interesting situation as Steve Nash has multiple former players on his staff: Amar’e Stoudemire, Jacque Vaughn, Royal Ivey, Tiago Splitter, and formerly Ime Udoka.


Aldridge has let it known publicly he wants an opportunity. Now he’ll be waiting to see if a team is willing to bring him on their staff.