NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers and assistant coach Sam Cassell react during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on November 14, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Sam Cassell should become the head coach of an NBA team, according to the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, Doc Rivers.
Rivers hopes his assistant will take over a team this offseason, as multiple teams are in search for a new head coach.
“Sam Cassell should be a head coach, period. He’s got an incredibly high basketball IQ, and I just hope he gets a shot. He’s paid every due that’s possible.
When they talk about paying dues, he’s paid every due that is possible and he’s yet to get a job. So, I’m hoping that happens,” Rivers said, per Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.
Cassell has won three NBA titles as a player.
Doc Rivers to @sabreenajm on the head coaching openings and Sam Cassell – “Sam Cassell should be a head coach now. He’s got an incredibly high basketball IQ and I hope he gets a shot. He’s paid every due that is possible and he’s yet to get a job, so I’m hoping that happens.” pic.twitter.com/v1fkBmLruf
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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.