EL SEGUNDO – The South Bay Lakers have hired Metta World Peace as a player development coach, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella.
World Peace comes to South Bay as a seasoned veteran of the Lakers organization, having spent six seasons as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers (2009-13, 2015-17). World Peace was a key player on the 2010 NBA Champion Lakers and ranks ninth all-time in three pointers made (420) in franchise history. The four-time All-Defensive team selection posted career averages of 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his 17-year career with the Bulls, Pacers, Kings, Rockets, Knicks and Lakers.
World Peace joins Head Coach Coby Karl and Assistant Coaches Brian Walsh, Isaiah Fox, Dane Johnson and Sean Nolen to finalize the South Bay Lakers’ coaching staff for the 2017-18 season.
South Bay opens training camp on Tuesday, October 24 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the UCLA Health Training Center. Media availability will take place following the conclusion of practice. Media members planning to attend should make prior arrangements with Noah Camarena (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the South Bay Lakers Media Relations Department.