Jared Sullinger wants to coach the game he loves once his career as a player is done, according to new reporting from the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch’s Adam Jardy. The former Boston Celtics draft pick is back in the United States after a successful stint in Korea, awaiting the birth of a daughter and coaching a team in the annual event known as “The Basketball Tournament” or TBT for short.
Competing for the $1 million annual prize, Sullinger opened up about his interest in making the leap from playing to coaching. “I feel like TBT is a great place not only for the players to build a resume but as well as for people to build a coaching resume,” he explained.
“You see a lot of great coaches out here showing a lot of great sets and showing a lot of great defensive schemes and showing they can coach, so it gives people opportunities to showcase what they can do.”
The 2020 draft prospect will be suiting up to play in Las Vegas Summer League with Boston next month. https://t.co/hXLeSdi5oJ
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“When I retire, I want to go into coaching,” Sullinger added. “This is kind of my lead-up into that process.”