Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he would be willing to coach the Milwaukee Bucks in the future.

"Of course," Abdul-Jabbar said.

"I know how to prepare for a season as an individual and I know what that means in terms of team commitment. I can get all the right people together that have some chemistry and care about each other and they love the game. That's where teams are made or not made successful. ... I'd be a coach who can provide respect and keep the guys on the same page for a whole season."

Abdul-Jabbar played for the Bucks from 1969-75, leading the franchise to a championship in 1971.