HoopsHype Earl Watson rumors

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If he does decide to retire during the upcoming offseason and is offered a head-coaching gig, the first call he’s going to make is to Hall-of-Fame coach Hubie Brown, offering him a job as his lead assistant. Brown, 80, hasn’t coached since the 2004-05 NBA season and he is currently an accomplished color analyst for ESPN and ABC. Watson, who gets with Brown every summer to steal some plays, believes he’ll have a shot at luring Brown away from the television camera. “I think I can get him out [of retirement]” Watson said. “Just to help me through that first year would be huge. I love him and he loves me.” CSNNW.com

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“I think we have one of the best benches in the league on paper,” Watson said in a phone interview. “We still have to play together and jell with one another and all of that, but I think we definitely have one of the best benches on paper. As long as we all go out there and know our role and do what we need to do to help the team and help each other succeed then I think we’ll be fine. HoopsWorld

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It came as a surprise although it wasn’t something Watson ever wondered about his friend, saying he "never even suspected it." However, Watson called Collins "the perfect person to lead this" and to help "those who are like him or those who are afraid to come out." "I think he’ll stand in front of any barrage of media questions and answer everything with clarity," Watson said. "I think some guys, certain guys, wouldn’t have the clear understanding of how to explain their situation and at the same time communicate the obstacles going through it and the avenues where you can actually reach people." Salt Lake Tribune

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