Coach Metta World Peace?? It's very possible.
The NBA star formally known as Ron Artest was leaving Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills Monday night when he told us he's considering a coaching career after his playing days are over.
"I think I would be a zenful coach," Peace says ... "I was taught by the best."
Speaking of Phil Jackson, Metta also tells us the Zen Master will be a HUGE success with the Knicks ... and even makes a prediction about how many titles P.J. will bring to the Big Apple.
Check out the clip.