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Rajon Rondo isn’t back from a torn ACL yet, but he’ll certainly have his options once he retires.
The subject of him becoming a coach one day recently came up with reporters.
“I have a long way to go,” Rondo said, according to the Boston Globe. “And obviously I want to play for another 10 or 11 years. But it is something that’s in the back in my mind. And it starts now. I think the process is starting now.”
Rondo will come back from his injury sometime in the beginning of January, coach Brad Stevens said. He was recently medically cleared for full-contact practice.
Rondo said it could be a natural evolution for him, piggybacking on teammate and fellow guard Courtney Lee’s comments over the weekend: “Rondo, it’s like he sees the play before it happens.”
“I think it just comes natural, with me being so vocal on the court, knowing everything out there on the court – what’s going on, play-calling, guys who have it, guys who don’t have it,” Rondo said.
Rondo added that he learned a lot from his former coach, Doc Rivers. He has also been vocal about his respect for current coach Brad Stevens.
“I watched Doc [Rivers] for seven years,” Rondo said. “I watched how he handled certain players, how he handled certain situations, how you handle a four-game losing streak, how you handle a 10-game winning streak.”