While Robert Horry was never a great NBA player – hell – some may even say he wasn’t even good, he had a knack for hitting clutch shots. After all, you don’t get the nickname ‘Big shot Rob’ for no reason.
Given that, there are a few NBA fanbases who cringe at the mere mention of Robert Horry’s name, though none more than Sacramento Kings fans who very well could have celebrated an NBA championship in 2002 if not for Horry’s buzzer-beating three-point shot in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
Now those fans may be subjected to Horry’s presence yet again as the former player is said to be a candidate to join the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff.
Horry has worked on the Los Angeles Lakers television side of things recently and would likely be a solid fit for the rather young Los Angeles roster, especially given his familiarity with both Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant. Of course, for Kobe it has to be a little odd seeing multiple members of the Lakers coaching staff being former teammates.
Still, a seven-time NBA champion, Robert Horry would command respect from just about any player, young or old and would certainly be a talented mentor if nothing else.
In addition to Horry there are also other candidates who could be up for consideration as Byron Scott attempts to fill out his coaching staff after he was officially hired by the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
It would be the first NBA coaching experience for Robert Horry.