Jerome Williams is in his first year as head coach for the Findlay Prep Pilots. (RM Imaging)TORONTO – When Jerome Williams was asked in front of a small host of reporters recently if this was where he expected to be nearly a decade after retiring from the NBA, the man better known as ‘The Junkyard Dog’ just smiled and shook his head.
Coaching high school basketball was never a part of his post-NBA career plan, but nevertheless that’s where the 40-year-old Williams finds himself now – leading the Findlay Prep Pilots from the sidelines.
“I definitely have a lot of fun here because it involves a lot of things that come naturally [including] community service [and] giving back,” Williams said after Findlay Prep, based out of Henderson, Nev., defeated Bill Crothers Secondary in the first JYD Classic earlier this month at the Air Canada Centre. “Obviously this isn’t a triple-figure job, this is just for the love of the game and that’s why I’m here.”
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