Metta World Peace to serve as girls hoops assistant at Palisades HS

Former Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace will join the Palisades high school girls basketball program as an assistant coach, according to the Palisadian-Post.

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Former Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace will join the Palisades High School girls basketball program as an assistant coach, according to the Palisadian-Post.

Dolphins head coach Torino Johnson confirmed the hiring Wednesday. World Peace, whose daughter plays in the Dolphins' program, has agreed to join the staff in addition to his NBA duties.

"Metta's going to be heavy into the strategic portion of our practices," Johnson told the Palisadian-Post. "He'll be someone you'll see around. We're both into mental health awareness and I'll be really excited to see him in the gym."

The 35-year-old-veteran free agent was waived by the Knicks in February.