Former NBA player Marquis Daniels meets with teams about coaching role

Sunday October 5th, 2014

Former NBA player Marquis Daniels has met with multiple teams this offseason to discuss potentially joining their coaching staff, according to a report Sunday from Jessica Camerato of

Daniels last played in the NBA in 2013 as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Daniels has met with the Celtics, Spurs, Nets and Clippers to talk about joining one of those clubs. He recalled advice from then-coach Doc Rivers when the two were on the Celtics in 2011:

“He said, ‘If you don’t come back and play, you could come back and be a good coach. It kind of stuck with me."

The 33-year-old went undrafted out of Auburn in 2003, then spent three years each with the Mavericks, Pacers and Celtics before ending his career in Milwaukee in 2013. He's been helping with high school teams in Macon, Georgia lately and interviewed for an assistant coaching job with the Austin Toros of the NBDL. 

Ultimately, he said his goal is to be on the bench with the coaching staff of an NBA team. 

- Marc Weinreich

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