Stephon Marbury is loving life in Beijing, China these days, and it’s not far fetch to wonder if he’ll ever venture back to the states.
Marbury is a star for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. Marbury has an apparel deal, a statue of himself in the city, and now Pro Basketball Talk is reporting that Marbury will be an assistant coach for the team this summer during the 2013 China National Games.
In an interview on BTV, the 36 year-old guard announced that he will serve as an assistant coach for Beijing as they prepare to participate in the 2013 China National Games. He will work under his CBA head coach Min Lulei, who serves the same position for the Beijing Ducks.
The National Games, which happen once every four years, are completely separate from the Chinese Basketball Association season. As a sort of intra-China Olympics, the National Games pit the country’s different provinces against each other in various athletic events, including basketball.
Glad to see Marbury is actually comfortable in his new life and getting his dollars somewhere that he feels he’s appreciated. Former NBA stars like Tracy McGrady and Gilbert Arenas have also noticed Marbury’s success and made their way to China.