Metta Sandiford-Artest Has Surprising Goal


Former NBA player Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace aka Metta Sandiford Artest isn't quite done with the Association yet. He's announced a goal of being a head coach in the NBA. 

Speaking in an interview on SNY, Artest said, "I'm definitely trying to be a head coach one day in the NBA. I'm not really forcing it. I do have a couple people reaching out to different teams. But one day, I would love to be a head coach in the NBA. I still got a lot of unfinished business in terms of winning."

He lamented about his role in the infamous Malice at the Palace debacle, saying "Because of how I got suspended, I missed out on All-Star Games, I missed out on All-Defensive First Teams, I missed out on more championships. So I’m still motivated. ... I'm just as motivated as I was when I was a 15-year-old kid in the streets.:

Then he reiterated one more time, for those who might not have believed it the first time: 

One day I do wanna win a title as an NBA head coach. That's my intentions.

Artest played 17 years in the NBA, averaging 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and made one All-Star team, in 2004, the season before the Malice at the Palace.

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