Shaquille O’Neal is responding to Master P‘s interest in coaching the Lakers together … saying he’s totally down for the job — if they cough up $25 million a year.
Remember, the rap legend recently told TMZ Sports he wants to take Frank Vogel‘s old gig at the head of the bench in L.A. … adding he’d love to have the Big Aristotle join him on the coaching staff.
Shaq got wind of the interview … and it may not be the best news for P, ’cause the 4-time champ wants a fortune to take the job.
“If the Lakers offer me $25 million a year for 4 years, I’ll coach the Lakers,” Shaq said on The Big Podcast. “I need a 4-year contract. I’ll coach them right now.”
Here’s the catch — Shaq says he’s not a package deal with P … and if the No Limit mastermind doesn’t get the gig, he’s still interested.
“Let’s just say they have a conversation with Master P and they don’t pick him, now I’ll just go in as a side meet and say, ‘Hey, I know you didn’t wanna consider my good friend Master P, but if you want me, this is the fee.'”
Now, Shaq’s demands legit would never happen — the highest-paid coach in the NBA right now is Gregg Popovich, who’s raking in $11 million.
But the fact Shaq isn’t necessarily shutting down the idea has to have P a bit excited!!
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