Back in the day Ron Artest as a coach would sound ludicrous, but he’s no longer that person.  He now goes by Metta World Peace, that latter of which he hopes to share as well as plenty of other tips to young players.  MWP made the Lakers’ roster because talented second-year man (basically a rookie after his injury) Julius Randle bonded with him as a mentor. World Peace is a former All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year who has tips he can pass along to young players, and he may get through to them in a way old coaches do not.

Basically, World Peace is a player/assistant coach. Down the line, the Lakers might look to remove the first part of that tag, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

World Peace’s return to the Lakers includes a long-term plan to transition into an assistant coach for the franchise, league sources told Yahoo. He has been a mentor for several young Lakers players, including 2014 No. 7 overall pick Julius Randle.

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