Report: Gary Payton is a candidate for Bucks, Lakers assistant coach
Hall-of-Famer could find work under other former players Byron Scott or Jason Kidd.
The Racine Journal Times reports that Hall of Fame former All-Star Supersonic and Fox Sports 1 commentator Gary Payton is a candidate for an assistant coaching position with both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Gary Payton, a candidate for Bucks coaching staff, is also a candidate for Lakers staff under likely new head coach Byron Scott.— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) July 24, 2014
Payton has been a mentor for several players in recent years including Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. It's a little surprising that he'd be interested in an assistant position over his current Fox Sports 1 position, especially considering that apparently, based off what's gone on with Jason Kidd, Steve Kerr, and Derek Fisher over the past year, you don't actually need any experience in order to get a head coaching position.
But Payton provides a wealth of experience and a keen insight into the game, especially for guards. He'd be valuable to have on a staff. Both teams should consider him as an option.
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