Agassi intrigued by coaching, not yet ready to commit
Andre Agassi says he won’t join the coaching ranks anytime soon, but wouldn’t rule it out in the future. Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Goran Ivanisevic, Michael Chang and Sergi Bruguera are among the former standouts now coaching.
"Seeing the game through someone else's eyes and trying to figure out how to make them better, all that sounds like a very satisfying experience,” Agassi said in a conference call ahead of the BNP Paribas Showdown - London. “I look at it from a distance and I love talking about the game, I love sharing insight about the game. I feel like I could certainly contribute a lot because I spent a lot of time learning and studying what the game is and what people are and what they need.”
Agassi, who has two young children with his wife and fellow Hall of Famer Steffi Graf, is focusing more on family and his educational foundation these days.
“When you see Ivan [Lendl] and his kids are older now and grown — it is a different time in life for him,” Agassi said. “I don't know much about Boris and what focus he has or responsibilities. It's hard to speak for his reasons and motivations.”