Master P Rumors
Master P wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to coach the Pelicans … telling TMZ Sports he’s signed with one of the biggest agencies in sports to help him get the job!!! Remember, the rap legend told us earlier this week about his desires to lead his hometown team … saying he’d be the guy to bring in wins and keep young superstar Zion Williamson happy.
“Right now, I just hired a sports agent,” P says. “So, you know, to be an NBA coach, you have to have a sports agent.” But, it’s not just any sports agent — P says he’s teaming up with Roc Nation Sports’ Raymond Brothers … a fellow Louisiana guy who’s repped players from the Ball Bros. to Caron Butler to Zach Randolph.
As for his coaching staff?!? He’s already got a guy lined up. “I talked to John Lucas, he’s willing to support me and come with me on this journey. So, I will have John Lucas that knows the X’s and O’s on the staff with me to make this happen. So, I got all the pieces to the puzzle.” “I think this will be history!!!”
Highly successful rapper, actor, businessman and one-time NBA hopeful Master P has had his eyes on the Association for a long time. So when Stan Van Gundy was recently canned by the Pelicans, Master P (real name Percy Miller) said “pass me the application.” Speaking in a video released by TMZ, Miller says he wants the New Orleans coaching gig, saying it’s time for the NBA to embrace change among its coaching ranks:
Eric Woodyard: Percy “Master P” Miller confirms to ESPN that he’s in negotiations to acquire Reebok with ex-NBA guard Baron Davis. “These companies have been benefiting off us, this could be history for this company going Black-owned,” Miller tells ESPN.
No word yet if J. Cole will accept the invitation, which was hatched when Pistons senior vice president of marketing Alicia Jeffreys noticed the item (via TMZ) that hip-hop OG Master P, who suited up for the Toronto Raptors during 1999 preseason, is taking J. Cole seriously. What started as a simple marketing attempt paid off with social media buzz and a mention on ESPN’s daily NBA program, “The Jump.”