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Michael Jordan on why he never wanted to be a coach

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The name Michael Jordan is synonymous with the game of basketball. The six-time NBA champion is currently the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and is involved in building a team.

But Jordan never wanted to a coach as he revealed in an interview with Marvin R. Shanken. The Chicago Bulls legend also explained why he is not interested in being a coach.

“No,” Jordan said when asked by Shanken if he ever wanted to be a coach. “I have no patience for coaching. My biggest problem from a competitive standpoint is the focus of today’s athlete and the focus of where I saw the game, how I pursued the game it changes and it’s totally different.

“So for me to ask that individual on the game the way I played the game in some ways would be unfair for that kid to have to endure that. And if he didn’t do it, no telling where my emotions would be. I don’t think I would have the patience for it.

“So in essence coaching is something that I’ve never really felt I could do from an emotional standpoint because I’m much different and I have a different perception about things than what the kids do today.”

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