Asked Saturday which player on his team would make the best coach,
He went on to explain why he didn't select superstars
"There's no way they'd have the tolerance because they were so good," Rivers said. "Like Blake or D.J. or C.P., there's no way, because they see things that no one else could see and that would drive them nuts."
Rivers, who coached the
"His IQ and knowledge of the game is unbelievable," Rivers said. "I think he would be the guy who no one would think. And he has a great demeanor."
Crawford was surprised when he heard his coach's selection: "Are you serious?" he asked. "Really? Wow."
However, he went on to say he wouldn't have much interest in the position.
"At this level you have to deal with so many different personalities, and so many people, and so many different things," he said. "I'm not sure I could be a great head coach. I would do high school for sure."
Redick had a similar reaction.
"I don't think I'm going to coach in the
Redick agreed with Rivers that Crawford would be a great selection: "I definitely could see that. Jamal, his drug is basketball."
Crawford said he could see himself working in the front office for an NBA team, or even as an assistant coach.
His love for basketball is known around the league as being unparalleled. Before he got married over the summer, he celebrated his bachelor party by organizing a pickup game with NBA players.