Originally Posted by ChicagoRy
Just point him to the better training sites, convince him to start as low as you can get him to, and tell him hiring a legitimate coach only makes sense once he proves he can win at the lower levels (something a smart person with access to good training should be able to do on their own).
Save your time and continue being his friend. If you like poker a lot, play some sessions with him, talk some strat with him, but don't turn yourself into his coach, it's very likely a poor use of your time and won't give him anything extra he can't get from good training sites + work ethic (and if he's not going to work hard that makes you coaching him even worse).
Spot on advice. This is exactly how I did it despite my dad being a professional I spent years on 2+2 reading every word of every post trying to learn. He never offered to teach me it was more of a, you dont want to do this with your life, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy...go to college....thing.