South Bay Lakers hire Metta World Peace as dev. coach
NBA.com Global on Oct 24, 2017 07:18 AM
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace stands on the court while teammates and fans cheer as the 24 second clock runs out near the end of the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
South Bay Lakers press release
EL SEGUNDO – The South Bay Lakers have hired Metta World Peace as a player development coach, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella.
World Peace comes to South Bay as a seasoned veteran of the Lakers organization, having spent six seasons as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers (2009-13, 2015-17). World Peace was a key player on the 2010 NBA Champion Lakers and ranks ninth all-time in three pointers made (420) in franchise history. The four-time All-Defensive team selection posted career averages of 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his 17-year career with the Bulls, Pacers, Kings, Rockets, Knicks and Lakers.
World Peace joins Head Coach Coby Karl and Assistant Coaches Brian Walsh, Isaiah Fox, Dane Johnson and Sean Nolen to finalize the South Bay Lakers’ coaching staff for the 2017-18 season.
South Bay opens training camp on Tuesday, October 24 (Wednesday, Oct. 25, PHL time) from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the UCLA Health Training Center.