It’s only been like three weeks since LaVar Ball and his boys arrived in Lithuania, and already he’s weaseled his way into a coaching gig… at least temporarily. Per ESPN, LaVar will serve as an assistant coach on Vytautas for a friendly game Tuesday night and will largely be in charge of personnel/coaching moves:
“He will be an assistant coach on game protocol but will drive the team through the game and make many of the decisions,” a team spokesman told ESPN. “The style the team is going to play is going to be LaVar’s choice.”
Vytautas coach Virginijus Seskus told ESPN through a translator, “LaVar wants the team to play fast. He also has an idea for a new way for the team to play defense, so we’re going to try it out tonight. Today we’ll be like two equal coaches, but this will only be for the friendly match. We’ll see how it goes today.”
“Why not let him do it? It’s only a friendly match. It will end, and everyone will forget about it.”
Everyone will forget about it? Clearly Virginijus Seskus doesn’t know LaVar Ball — the man hasn’t met a coach he likes in his life, other than himself, of course. He’ll probably be on Luke Walton’s ass if the Lakers get curbstomped by the Celtics tonight.
Lithuanian basketball journalist Donatas Urbonas tweeted on Monday that LaVar crashed a practice to tell everyone they should play the subpar brand of ball LaMelo and LiAngelo play: