Simple. The greats don’t want to stoop to take all the BS and humiliation that you attract from all directions, including players, as a coach. Translation: There’s a huge void to be filled. And if the losers are the only ones stepping up to the challenge, something is bound to stick when so much crap is thrown at the wall.
So, they are there because of a huge default. You think Connors, Sampras or Borg would have the taken the humiliation and abuse Gilbert took from Murray? Or Connors would have stayed with Roddick for as long as he did, if Roddick as much as raised his pinky finger at him?
Besides, these losers have no where else to go. They are highly motivated to hang on to the last straw after making the wrong career decision, as far as success is concerned, at least.
How about Federer or Agassi taking the battering Chris Fowler dishes out to the ‘genius’ coaches on air for the whole world to watch? Can you see them kissing Fowler’s ass to save their job?
So why do these losers take it? It’s because they have no place to go. You think Chris Fowler and the whole ESPN establishment knows it? You bet!!!!
John McEnroe is the only one amongst the former players who is able to hold his own and then some against these booth people.
So it’s not that the bad players make good coaches, it’s just that it involves demeaning yourself to such a great degree that the real bright minds of the game stay away to protect their dignity and self esteem.
It then just boils down to the numbers game. The greats when deciding on a coach have just these losers to choose from. Once they get a Sampras or a Agassi stamp they suddenly become geniuses.
You think Agassi alone can take all of them together and beat the crap out of them? You bet!!!!
Come to think of it, if this BS that I just came up with is true, I can be an excellent coach. I qualify at every freaking basis and then some. Can I choose a female, please? And a ‘private’ court?
I guarantee tennis greats. It could be the next generation though.