Tariq Adbul Wahad: A Student of the Game
Former San Jose State basketball star and NBA player now dedicates his life to sharing knowledge with his players at Lincoln High.
Each week we felt in that cal hi sports with story that athletes who are out -- fervor right every. This week we bring you the story of a former NBA and college star now coaching at the high school level. Robert the head coach -- -- boys basketball team treat Abdul Lockheed's reds may may appear to be slightly more extensive minutes fellow coaches. For remarkable college career at San Jose state which was capped off by trip and -- and satellite tournament. Two solid seven year NBA career coach I don't want he has been around the game for awhile and now dedicate his life to sharing his knowledge and experience. To a high school players. -- Don't want to protect. Promptly sold out multimillion dollar and to coaching immediately gymnasiums for just hand the spectators. And boys basketball coach bill hot night. I've gone full circle. -- nobody saint John's coach of the a lot of hot you know high schools out -- -- race receiving attention from some of the top you know. After a year Michigan he transferred to San Jose state in 1990 if you let the spartans and -- -- an effort this school last appearance. He's one of only three players to have their every tire test in a few. You -- in the first round and went on the plane and -- for seven seasons retiring in 2003. Nine years later tree back where his basketball career and -- it. Ice well. Former NBA stars still enjoying retirement during the day but spent evenings on the corner with a client. I think all the quotes about that when I was younger or the -- that helped me to get better. It's almost like. The right thing to do to go back through his agent who these guys did that. For -- -- implant the idea of an NBA player coach was intimidating at first. I didn't believe it. I didn't think in NBA player would wanna come back and hurtful but it after I read things on the paper. Keep your glove out. And that's what you want me. After the initial -- factor -- off the Lions got to work. You realize it was going to be challenged. Yeah right at the higher level. Level above are I does things like that. And then we don't see that that will be out for it without Brett we've been later this month is strong returns only thrown overboard fall. That makes sense that everybody. Kudos -- -- the -- of the plays that plays it it simply that we've done everything for life but that's a muscle in his right. -- we've season and -- so it's kind of hard but just today. Game not important not to. -- keeps his players. You have to show patients who don't listen to hundred no nothing more than going from side to side then the entire country as a coach. If he is. I think the great thing about that -- that's why would I don't know how. Well about it and -- Sunderland through so even though. I try to teach what I know I the coaches on the other team -- -- -- that I didn't know about from beyond. His praise and admiration there is some high school coach doesn't stop there who. -- -- -- -- -- before anything but helping the kids get better and maybe you know with them right in the school spirit and what our -- our coaches throughout. The heat. -- number one influence. That they have already without even me saying it. The way they carry themselves it would Doc Rivers the way. -- out of -- -- the way he treats his players who -- dug -- some things about the game so I kind of learned a lot of of the crowd of both him. Under that. Inspired by -- coaching greats coaching tree is using the experiences of a prosperous basketball career to drive the Lions this season. For -- time sensation to a frying Frenchman all the way back from high school. This new coach has come full circle and it just might be a recipe or six that. Coach bill hot it's truly at the end of the game with knowledge of the sport its elements -- -- tallies so focused and gained information and sharing that with his team. It truly is something special -- I used to watch him when he played at Celtics it was just that a dominant college player Reese was important that is.