Metta World Peace joins Lakers' G League team as assistant coach

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Metta World Peace has joined the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA G League affiliate as a player development coach.

The veteran NBA forward was added to the South Bay Lakers' staff on Monday.

World Peace played 17 NBA seasons for six franchises, including six years with the Lakers from 2009 to 2013 and again from 2015 to 2017. He was a standout defensive player who won a championship alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol in 2010.

While he hasn't publicly retired, the forward formerly known as Ron Artest will assist South Bay Lakers head coach Coby Karl and his staff.

World Peace earned the longest suspension in NBA history for his role in the Indiana Pacers' infamous brawl in the stands at Detroit in November 2004, but he matured into a valued veteran leader for the Lakers.
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