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LeBron says he 'doesn't have the patience' to be a head coach

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar small forward, LeBron James, has accomplished so much in his illustrious NBA career. To date, the three-time champion has 13 NBA All-Star appearances, three Finals MVP awards, 10 All-NBA First Team selections, and four NBA MVP awards to his credit.

“The kid from Akron,” as James is affectionately known, is showing no signs of slowing down. However, some people can’t help but ask themselves what the former number one overall pick will do when he decides to retire.

In December, James’ former Miami Heat Assistant Coach, David Fizdale, weighed in on the possibility of the four-time league MVP being a head coach following his future retirement. Fizdale stated that James doesn’t have it in him to be a head coach, suggesting that he “would kill somebody” because of his demand for perfection.

Prior to Cleveland’s road game against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, James spoke to members of the media with regards to his lack of desire to become a coach. Chris Walder of The Score reports on James’ quote in his recent article.

No. No, no. I don’t have the patience. I can’t even coach my own son’s team, so I know I couldn’t coach some guys that I don’t know. Can’t do it.”

Who knows what James will decide to do after his days on the hardwood are over. This season, the King is having one of the best statistical years of his career, averaging 26.1 points, 8.4 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game. As fans, we’ll just have to enjoy the ride until “The Final Decision” is made.

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