Following the firing of New Orleans Pelicans head coach Stan Van Gundy, Master P is campaigning for the recently vacated position as the first-ever hip-hop coach.
The rap legend feels that he’s a perfect candidate for either the head coach or assistant coach position, which might appease Zion Williams and his family. It’s been reported that Williams’ family is not too happy with the franchise right now.
“We’ll win, and Zion will be happy,” P told TMZ. “Everything! I feel like it’s motivating the players and understanding them; that’s the most important thing.”
Master P has previous experience playing ball, too. He played preseason hoops with the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors back in the 90s. He also coached San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan at the AAU level.
“I played in the NBA, I done coached a lot of great players that are in the league. I done took my sons from being high school athletes to maybe they’ll be the next future big-time pro athletes,” he said.
Master P is confident in his abilities to turn the Pelicans, who finished 31-41 this season, into a winning team.
“If they bring me in as a head coach or assistant coach, I think I can change the game!” he said.