Metta World Peace Tweets That He’d Love to Be the New York Knicks’ Head Coach


FILE - This is a Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 file photo of  the then New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace as he warms up before facing the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Metta World Peace has signed for Italian team Pallacanestro Cantu for the remainder of the season. After a series of teasing tweets from World Peace, Cantu has confirmed the news, calling it

The man formerly known as Ron Artest is interested in rejoining the New York Knicks.

No, not as a player—as a coach.

New York fired Jeff Hornacek on Thursday after he went 60-104 in two seasons as coach. Seeing an opening, Metta World Peace, who played for the Knicks in 2013-14, tossed his hat into the ring via Twitter:

I would love to be head coach for the @nyknicks

He even made sure to tag the team. Veteran move.

The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year offered a glimpse of his coaching philosophy:

Defense and Run

World Peace, 38, last played in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2016-17 season. He also joined the BIG3 last year.


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