Kobe Bryant is having immense fun as a stay-at-home dad and as the coach of his daughter Gianna’s basketball team. The celebrity father tells SLAM that he would not consider trading in his life as a retired NBA player for the role of general manager of a team.
“I’m not doing it,” Kobe says. “I’m not interested,” he adds. “It’s not even a couple [of] years. I’m just not interested. I don’t want to be a GM. I don’t want to own a team. I don’t want to coach. I have no interest in any of that. That’s an easy answer for me.”
Kobe Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016 after playing for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years. The star athlete made history as one of few basketball players to serve on the same team for the entirety of his career. Kobe also won five championships during his time as a Laker. Three of the championships were consecutive wins.
Bryant enjoyed his time as a star athlete. These days, however, are devoted to his production work and coaching Middle School basketball players at his daughter’s school.
“The girls are making incredible progress,” Bryant tells SLAM. “Just wait until you see us in six years,” he adds. “I have a year-by-year plan for them. We are going to keep adding pieces on a schedule I’ve already mapped out.”
It will be interesting to see how the girls develop in the next few months and in the coming years. Perhaps, Kobe Bryant is coaching the next great WNBA team. We’ll all have to wait and see! Stay tuned for more celebrity father news!