Stephon Marbury Apparently Wants to Coach China's Basketball Team at the Olympics

Wednesday April 23rd, 2014


This is a screenshot taken from Stephon Marbury's official account on Weibo (China's Twitter). Apparently, the man known as "Coney Island's Finest" is determined to help China win a medal in Olympic basketball. Although he can't play for the Chinese national team because he's already played for Team USA (as part of the disappointing bronze medal 2004 squad), Marbury has developed quite a following in the country as a result of his play in the Chinese Basketball Association and would seem to be a fine fit for the job. At the very least, given that the men's basketball team has never medaled in eight Olympic appearances, it doesn't seem like the Chinese delegation would have much to lose by hiring him.

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