Metta World Peace expressed interest in St. John’s head coaching job

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Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, announced his desire to coach men´s basketball at St. John´s University in an interview with NBA Insiders on ESPN Radio, via ESPN

When he´s not getting ready for the upcoming Italian League season for the Pallacanestro Cantu , the 35 year-old has been coaching boys and girls high school basketball. During the interview, World Peace expressed a willingness to change his former habits, saying 

“If we’re talking about basketball intelligence, you’re talking to one of the best. If you’re talking about my past … you can’t take away the past. It’s impossible. If I could erase some of the things I did, I would. I would go on Google and actually erase the [Pacers-Pistons] brawl [in 2004] and erase things that I’ve done in my past, but I can’t.” 


This interview likely changes nothing. St. John´s will probably continue their impending hire of Chris Mullin

World Peace seemed to realize this when he tweeted out later Sunday, ¨Go st.johns. Go chris mullin. This will be awesome.”

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