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Patrick Ewing gets turn in Bobcats interview chair Thursday

May 17, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

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Mr. Ewing, Mr. Cho will see you now.

We knew that Patrick Ewing, and Orlando Magic assistant coach, was among the number of good young coaches going to interview for the vacant Charlotte Bobcats coaching gig. Turns out, Ewing is up on Thursday, according to the AP.

So far the Bobcats also have interviewed Mike Malone of Golden State, Cleveland’s Nate Tibbetts, St. John’s Mike Dunlap and Bobcats assistant Stephen Silas (son of former coach Paul Silas). Brian Shaw of Indiana is expected to be interviewed after the Pacers playoff run ends.

Ewing is considered a bit of a longshot for this job because he is friends with Michael Jordan, the Bobcats owner. Jordan has already come under fire for hiring friends to fill key positions and has tried to stay away from that recently with hires such as GM Rich Cho.

  1. dysraw1 - May 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    dude has been on sideline learning his x’s &o’s wheres the payoff

    • phaden27 - May 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM

      Payoffs? We’re talking about payoffs?

  2. bozosforall - May 17, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Good luck in the interview process, PE.

  3. cweb8123 - May 17, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Yeah it shouldn’t matter if Jordan and him are friends. If he have a good system to put in place and can get these guys to actaully go out and play why not give him a shot, couldn’t get any worse right I mean they were already the worse team in history. Also if they get Anthony Davis who better to help him develop than a former All-Star center in the NBA.

  4. cltjump - May 17, 2012 at 10:36 AM


  5. CaJonMcChicken - May 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Charlotte should hire Brian Shaw. If your gonna go down, might as well go down with a system you know.

  6. raidmagic - May 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    I like it. I hope he gets the gig.

  7. 11jlacy - May 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    I hope mj get it right cause bird doing him in on that exec.level.

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