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Report: Patrick Ewing has “good chance” at Bobcats job

May 18, 2012, 12:12 PM EST

Patrick Ewing AP

At some point Patrick Ewing is going to get a shot at being a head coach in the NBA.

The current Magic assistant coach interviewed with the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday and that might be the landing spot, according to Marc Berman New York Post. However, if Stan Van Gundy is out in Orlando (still waiting for that ax to fall) Ewing will not be considered there.

One person familiar with the situation said this was hardly a courtesy interview, that Ewing has a “good chance’’ of being Paul Silas’ successor….

According to a source, Ewing would not be considered for the head job with Orlando and it’s believed his relationship with maligned center Dwight Howard is not as tight as it used to be.

Ewing has the advantage and disadvantage of being friends with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. The upside is Jordan knows and trusts him, plus MJ has been known to hire his friends.

The problem is Jordan has taken heat for hiring his friends. Even if he and GM Rich Cho consider Ewing the most qualified, there is precedent of MJ just hiring people he likes. It would be a topic.

That’s why I guess the Bobcats will go another direction. Ewing will have to wait.

  1. zblott - May 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    If so, Bobcats have “good chance” at single digit wins again.

    http://www.behindthebasket.com/btb/2012/5/16/theres-always-next-year-eastern-conference.html

  2. packhawk04 - May 18, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Assuming they get anthony davis, itd be a good fit

  3. liljere24 - May 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    They should have an NBA great run that team, who would know better then a former player? Oh…..wait…..nevermind……

  4. asublimeday - May 18, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    They’re going to have to pump in extra oxygen at bobcat practices with his big-ass nostrils sucking up all the air.

  5. bozosforall - May 18, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Good luck, PE.

  6. davidcl77 - May 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Another dud. He needs to lay off the twinkies. A Jordan buddy. No wonder they are losers.

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