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Rockets reportedly discuss coaching job with Kenyon Martin

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Yes, that Kenyon Martin

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

This might seem strange, but the Houston Rockets have met with veteran power forward Kenyon Martin, and not about playing behind Dwight Howard -- about coaching Dwight Howard.

That's what RealGM's Shams Charania was told (and he seems pretty plugged into the Rockets front office these days). From his story:

Former NBA All-Star Kenyon Martin met with the Rockets in Houston on Friday, primarily to discuss a possible coaching staff role, league sources told RealGM.

A free agent after spending the past two seasons with the New York Knicks, Martin also participated in basketball activities on Friday, giving some Rockets players the impression that he still intended to play this season, sources said.

Nevertheless, the Rockets have discussed a coaching position with players -- a development-type role. Houston has a legitimate roster crunch, but has worked out free agents throughout the past several seasons as an exercise to test players' ability.

Not entirely sure what this means, because, as a kid growing up going to Nets games, Martin was always kind of an uncoachable hothead. He became a steady veteran later in his career, but never seemed like the coaching type to me. We'll see if anything becomes of this.