By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Pau Gasol said he may consider embarking on a coaching career once he retires from playing basketball.
“I don’t know if I see myself as a coach. But I do enjoy transmitting knowledge, giving guidance and advice to my colleagues,” Gasol said per AS. “We’ll see once I hang up my shoes if I try it. It’s true that while it’s not the same thing as playing, it’s the closest to it (playing). And the adrenaline of being close to the action and transmitting knowledge to young people, who do what you have done for so long, is also interesting. Before, maybe I didn’t have it in mind. Now it may be a possibility.”
It has been more than seven months since Gasol played his last game (a 114-121 loss of the Milwaukee Bucks to the San Antonio Spurs) before suffering an ankle injury. At 39 years of age, the Spanish center doesn’t want to rush his return to court.
“Well, it’s improving,” Gasol answered when asked about his recovery progress. “It’s a slow process and you have to be patient. I try to make more plays on the court and progress slowly, patiently. I try to be positive and optimistic. I go on very carefully to progress forward and without any backward steps.”
“There are no very tight deadlines because it all depends on how your foot, bone, and ankle react,” Gasol added. And the movement is also needed to be reactivated it after a period of inactivity and little workload. I don’t put a date, it’s evaluated day by day.”