NBA / Oct 22, 2008 / 11:24 am

Sam Cassell Was Never Going To Be An Assistant Coach This Season

Boston Celtics

Last week, the word on the street was that Sam Cassell may start the season not as a player, but as an assistant coach with the Celtics. But after talking with Sam I Am last night at the Knicks/Celtics game, apparently those reports were completely unfounded.

“There never came across a situation with me being an assistant coach,” Cassell told me. “I don’t know who transpired that story, but everybody in this League knows that one day I’m going to be a head coach in this League. One day, it’s just a matter of time.”

Indeed that time may be soon. After re-upping with the Celtics for this season, all signs point to the 38-year-old Cassell hanging it up after this season.

“I gotta get that experience and have the belief from someone that I’m okay, and that I’m ready to take on this responsibility. I know it’s hard work, I know what it’s gonna take, and I look forward to it.”

In terms of hard work, one thing Cassell definitely knows about is winning back-to-back championships – a feat he achieved in his first two years in the League playing for the Rockets.

“It’s not easy, but nothing worth having in this game comes easy. We gotta put forth our effort, a better effort, and understand that guys and teams are coming to beat us each and every night. We understand that aspect of it and we’ll be fine.”

So as the Celtics look to make it two in a row, Cassell knows where he stands in the PG hierarchy, acknowledging that “Rondo is our starter, and he does a hell of a job.” Nonetheless, when it comes down to it, the veteran still knows he can help his team win.

“I’m just the guy who whenever Doc needs me, he understands I can still score the ball in this League, and eventually, throughout the course of this year, I will definitely help this ball club.

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  • Sam I Am

    GOOOOO SAM I AM….lol Just that my head doesn’t look all funny like his.

    On a different note:

    Has anyone seen Tyrone ?

    I miss his posts :(

  • Roberto

    I think Tyrone is gone dude. I liked how he quasi-punctuated his street talk.

  • Coop

    “just a matter of time”

    yeah, much like the point at which this egomaniac’s stupidly-shaped head explodes after years of deluded thoughts being trapped inside.

  • izzy

    sounds like sam was more mad that he was dubbed an “assistant coach” than a head coach….lol

  • Tyrone

    You cats been missing me huh?

  • Kermit the Washington

    “I don’t know who transpired that story….” hahahaha

  • Sam I Am

    @ Post 5 …

    You aint Tyrone

  • marcus the great

    tyrone was easily one of the funniest dudes in Dime history. i’m not a real thug but i’m not lyin

  • Drink the Haterade (KB24 Chip 09)

    Yeah Tyrone definitely had me laughing

  • fallinup

    Haha…Tyrone withdrawls.

    Maybe he’s just too thug for Dime Mag now.

  • MAYO~ 4~ROY

    is this a guy site? wtf!

    I really miss Tyrone? Hell naw mofo’s! sissyfied mofo’s

    or is Sam I Am a girl?

    then her comment makes sense….