Giannis Antetokounmpo had so much fun coaching the 2023 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday night that he now aspires to be a head coach when he decides to retire from the league.
The Milwaukee Bucks star, along with two of his brothers, Alex, who plays for the Wisconsin Herd, and Thanasis, who plays for the Bucks, were the coaches for Dwyane Wade‘s team. The three players took their coaching job seriously, drawing up plays, complaining to officials and rooting their team on. After all the excitement and enjoyment from winning the game, Giannis said he wants to be a head coach.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Has Decided What He Wants To Do After He Retires From The League
“I was in it – I wanted to win,” Giannis told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after the game. “Afterward, when I retire, I want to be a head coach. A lot of people don’t know that about me, but I want to be a head coach. I really want to be. It’s kind of hard, because you have no control. And, I know the game of basketball, I know how to play the game of basketball, so it’s hard.”
The 28-year-old NBA star also faced a small challenge during his big first-time coaching experience, but he didn’t let it take away from his excitement. “I lost my voice,” he said. “But I got some cough drops, we got the win, I’m happy, we’re good.”
Giannis‘ brother Alex said he also enjoyed the coaching experience and would like to coach in the future. “It was hectic, obviously it was a great experience, we were into it, we were passionate, and we had a great time overall and that’s all that matters,” he said. “We came away with the ‘dub,’ too. It’s different. I enjoyed it a lot. Hopefully that’s something we can do after basketball. That would be something very, very nice. We’re just trying to have a bunch of fun and milk these experiences as much as we can.”
The siblings had fun coaching but also found some moments a little challenging. “They kind of put the six-on-six players, played a zone to throw us off, but we got it done,” Thanasis said. “It was great. It was good. We had fun. I got to enjoy. I had the feeling I had playing with my brothers, it’s great.”
Giannis Shared His Big Win On Instagram
Giannis took to Instagram to share his big win as one of the coaches of Team Dwyane during the Celebrity All-Star Game Friday night. He captioned the carousel of photos of him, Alex, and Thanasis coaching the game, “1-0. #CoachGiannis #StayFr34ky”
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Many of his loyal followers and fans dropped into the comment section to leave their thoughts and messages of congratulations.
The Bucks simply wrote, “👏👏👏.” YouTuber Jesser, who played in the celebrity game wrote, “LETS GOOOOOO.” Hulu commented, “best coach in the game 😎.”
Many fans dropped funny gifs into the comments to share their excitement for the Antetokounmpo brothers’ coaching, and others talked about their choice in outfits. “The style game tho 🔥,” one person wrote. Another added, “Stylish family. 🔥”
Boardroom shared a hilarious video of Giannis talking about where his fit came from on TikTok and Instagram.
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