Now that he’s retired from professional basketball, Chris Bosh will get to enjoy more personal time to spend with his family but could the former Yellow Jacket make a return to McCamish Pavilion as a coach?
Over fourteen years ago, Chris Bosh were the yellow and black jersey of Georgia Tech. The Texas native chose the Yellow Jackets to play his college ball and would spend one season at Tech before entering the 2003 NBA Draft. Once he entered the draft he was selected with the fourth overall pick by the Toronto Raptors. Bosh would send seven seasons with the Raptors before ultimately ending up on the Miami Heat in the 2010 offseason in a sign-and-trade deal between the Raptors and Heat. Bosh would win two NBA championships with the Heat alongside LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. As many know, Bosh would have to cut his career short following the 2016-17 season due to blood clot problems.
Now that the future Hall of Famer is retired, he will most likely be looking to settle down and spend more time with his wife and children. But like any great athlete, Bosh will one day have the itch to get back into the game he loved. The next step is obviously a coaching career, but could Chris Bosh end up as a coach at Tech in the future?
The first reason that there could ultimately be a Georgia Tech and Chris Bosh reunion would be that it’s his alma mater. Obviously, Bosh attended Georgia Tech for his one year before going pro and has expressed interest in interviews about earning his degree. If Bosh does try to get his degree, a return to Georgia Tech may be an obvious choice.
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That being said, while Bosh does have loyalties to Tech, there may be a few reasons that he may choose to coach but not at his alma mater. The first one is that it seems that the former Jacket really enjoys living in the city of Miami. He has spent the past seven years in the city and with his family living, and despite the team struggling has never demanded a trade away from the Heat. Once the 33-year old center settles down for a few years and spends time with his family, he may be inclined to join the coaching staff of a school in South Florida. With rather young children, Bosh may choose to keep his family in the area until they are in high school or even perhaps college. Another factor that is along the same lines is that, outside of attending Tech, Bosh has no connections to the Atlanta area.
For Georgia Tech, bringing Bosh in as an assistant coach would be a tremendous and smart move. By adding a hall of fame player to the coaching staff, it would add an extra degree of credibility and excitement to the program. Recruits would be excited about playing under one of the best to ever play the game and it could help draw in more four-star and five-star talents. Adding Bosh to Josh Pastner’s coaching staff or whoever may be the head coach at the time could be summed up as a dream scenario.
For both sides, the move could make sense, it would allow Bosh to enter the coaching ranks and finish his degree at Georgia Tech while the Jacket gets a recruiting boost and add more credibility to their coaching staff.
Ultimately, it would be shocking if Chris Bosh didn’t end up back in the game of basketball as a coach or front office executive at the college or NBA level. While it shouldn’t be expected for at least a few years, the future Hall of Famer simply has too much to offer to the game that is untapped. Either way, Bosh deserves as much time as he wants to spend time with his family and get his health in order.