Marbury is really a person who enjoys the challenge.
It stands to reason that after retiring, he should enjoy life, spend more time with his family, and live a normal life.
But the fact is that since Lao Ma officially left the game in February 2018, he has not been idle for a moment.
He traveled between different cities, served as the coach of the basketball team of the High School Attached to Peking University, opened his own basketball school, and attended the opening ceremony of the World University Three-on-Three Basketball League Finals.
In Marbury’s own words, “It’s always a good feeling to be with young people, and I enjoy it very much.”
In fact, Marbury’s enjoyment is different from that of ordinary people.
He prefers to enjoy the joy of victory amid challenges, and now, Marbury has undertaken an extremely difficult challenge.
Just this Monday, he officially became the head coach of the Beijing Enterprises Men’s Basketball Team, officially starting another life journey.
Obviously, being a manager is completely different from being a player.
Whether in the CBA or in the NBA, there are too many outstanding players who cannot succeed in the coaching position.
Marbury is also a talented player, and many people worry that he will not be a good coach.
At the same time, the North Control team is not considered a strong player.
Starting his coaching career in such a team, can Marbury really succeed?
This is a question in many people’s minds, and Lao Ma also had such concerns.
“When I received the invitation from Beijing Enterprises to be the head coach, I hesitated in my heart because I didn’t know if I was ready.” He said.
Later, Lao Ma went on to say that the reason why he finally agreed to sign with Beijing Enterprises was because Beijing Enterprises had given him a chance when he was most confused.
Now, he thinks he has an obligation to give back to this team.
Anyone who is familiar with Lao Ma knows that he is a player with a true temperament and a great sense of gratitude.
When Beijing Enterprises told him “we need you”, Marbury really couldn’t refuse.
But from another perspective, coaching Beijing Enterprises is another challenge that Marbury has sought for himself.
It can even be said that leading Beijing Enterprises to achieve good results is even more difficult than leading Shougang to win the championship as a player.
However, Lao Ma really enjoys this feeling.
So, he said at the meeting: “I don’t want to say in front of everyone today that I want to lead Beijing Enterprises to win the championship or other promises, but we can make training into championship-level training and make ideas into reality.”
The idea of becoming a champion, and the performance on the court should also be a championship-level performance. As long as the process is in place, the result will naturally be good.” That kind of confidence is very different from when the Beijing Men’s Basketball Team met the king Guangdong in the finals.
You can clearly feel that the excitement in Marbury’s heart is pouring out little by little.
The more difficult it is, the more it seems to inspire his fighting spirit.
If it is in the NBA world, many people will call this feeling the “Mamba spirit”.
In fact, any top athlete has such qualities in his heart.
However, some people are only like this on the basketball court.
And like Kobe and Marbury, they are eager to divide their entire life into small challenges.
To a certain extent, only challenges are their life!
In the Beijing team that year, Marbury’s goal was to lead the team to win the championship.
He is the leader of the team and he is a role model for all.
Even in the second half of his career, the old horse is still training meticulously, which makes his muscle lines still perfect when he is close to 40 years old.
In addition to being himself, he is also responsible for supervising other players, helping them improve and giving them confidence.
So just a few months after Lao Ma joined the team, the Beijing team won the championship for the first time.
In the following three years, they became kings twice more.
He couldn’t make an appearance in Beijing Enterprises, and he couldn’t use his own strength to change the balance of the field.
However, the old horse sitting on the coaching bench also has his own goals and plans.
When meeting with the players today, he gave the young people of Beijing Enterprises hope and will help them improve in the next few months.
Similarly, the old horse is also very aggressive in the free agent market.
Before the teams were moving much, he had already settled on Dominic Jones.
It is reported that Sun Yue, Han Shuo, Sun Tonglin, Blatche, Morris and others may join in the future.
Entering the state so quickly and eager to be with the team so urgently is unexpected by many people.
But for Marbury, since he has accepted the challenge, he must go all out.
Whether as a player or as a coach, Marbury has only one obsession in his heart, which is to win!
In his view, victory is the best criterion for testing everything.
Now that he has become the new coach of the North Control team, of course he also hopes to win more games.
Only in this way can it be considered that I have once again defeated the world in a difficult challenge.
Fighting against the sky and the earth is a lot of fun!
This is Marbury’s life.
Of course, what he is dealing with now is, after all, something he has never done before.
Whether it will be successful is still full of unknowns.
But in Marbury’s heart, he never had the idea of fear, but faced the difficulties.
As Dakar Rally founder Zeli Sabin said——
“Maybe someone will take you to knock on the door of adventure, but it will always be you who opens the door and challenges fate.”