Who Are the NBA’s Next Players Turned Coaches?

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  • Derek Fisher, Jason Kidd, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson
  • Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs,
  • Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets
  • Chauncey Billups, Sacramento Kings
  • Mike James, Chicago Bulls
  • Ray Allen, Miami Heat
  • Jason Terry, Sacramento Kings, Doc Rivers, Rick Carlisle, Mavericks
  • Andre Miller, Washington Wizards

Manu Ginobili

At 36, Manu Ginobili still has something left in the tank. However, the San Antonio Spurs shooting guard is clearly in the twilight of his career. With one window of opportunity closing, another can open up if Ginobili were to pursue coaching. You don’t play 12 years under Gregg Popovich, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest coaches, and not learn something. Don't think we're overlooking Tony Parker's growing ability to lead, but at 32, he has more playing time left. At least more than Ginobili. Manu as an NBA head coach. Why not? (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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