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Kobe's dad applying for Hawaii job

3/12/2010

Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, the father of Kobe Bryant, told KHON-TV he'll be applying for the Hawaii coaching job that opened up when the school fired Bob Nash last week.

Jellybean's credentials include playing in the NBA, serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater La Salle and being a head coach overseas and in the WNBA.

Of course, anyone can technically apply for the job since the opening has been posted online along with another position for an associate coach.

Kobe, of course, threw his support behind his father in an interview with ESPNLA and added this:

The younger Bryant then offered a bit of extra incentive for the Hawaii athletic department to consider when filling the position.

"Not to mention, they'll get a lot of Nike stuff," Kobe said with a laugh.