HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp are getting back together again in Seattle, teaming up on a series of basketball camps for kids and other charitable endeavors.
But GP would love to make it a more permanent move. He’s one of the many NBA diehards in the Pacific Northwest hoping that the NBA makes a return to the Emerald City. He’s even opened the door to coaching in Seattle, provided, of course, that there is a team to coach one day:
“I really want to be back in Seattle, and be on a bench in Seattle,” Payton said on Dave Mahler‘s Show on KJR in Seattle.
Payton said he’s not sure he would ever want to be a head coach, but he is interested in coaching fellow point guards in the league.
“Basketball has changed a lot since my era,” Payton said. “They don’t play basketball the way I played.” He said Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz is the closest thing in the league today to The Glove.
No matter how long it takes the NBA to return to Seattle, we’ll always have the memories GP and Kemp gave us during their glory days (tell me Kemp’s top 10 dunks don’t rank among the very best you’ve seen)!