If Kobe Bryant wants to coach after his playing days are over, he's gotta run it by the boss -- his wife -- 'cause she has the final say ... so says Vanessa Bryant's BFF.
We spoke with Monica (the singer) who's married to Kobe's ex-teammate Shannon Brown -- they're besties with the Bryants.
Monica told us she thinks it would be dope if Kobe took up the clipboard after the season wraps -- but ONLY if Vanessa's down to spend more of her life in basketball arenas.
... and by the sound of it, she's not ready to commit -- yet.
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