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Add Stan Van Gundy, Quinn Snyder to Bobcats coach search

May 24, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

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The Bobcats are casting a very wide net with their coaching search

There were already a lot of people brought in for interviews and now you can add interest in Stan Van Gundy and Lakers assistant Quinn Snyder to the list.

From Chris Broussard at ESPN.

The Bobcats also have permission from the Indiana Pacers to speak with assistant Brian Shaw and from the Los Angeles Lakers to speak with assistant coach Quinn Snyder, the sources said. Shaw’s interview will take place after the Pacers’ season ends.

The sources said Charlotte also will reach out to former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. The team is not expected to make a decision until after next week’s draft lottery, at the earliest.

The Shaw news isn’t new, we’ve reported that already. Also, of course they will wait until after the lottery because if they win it — and the rights to Anthony Davis — that job will get a lot more attractive.

Van Gundy is not going to take this job. He would have his pick if he wants to return and he is not taking over a team that just set the mark for worst record in NBA history. Plus he’d cost more than the Bobcats want to pay.

Already linked to the interview process are Nate McMillan last of the Trail Blazers, Patrick Ewing of the Orlando Magic, Grizzlies’ assistant Dave Joerger, 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) will get a turn. Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has expressed interest in the job, like he has every job, as he starts to sound desperate.

  1. kinggw - May 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Quinn Snyder? Mizzou fans must be falling out their chair laughing. When you have a coaching search that includes solid coaches like McMillan, Van Gundy and Sloan how does Snyder get in the mix? I guess Michael and co. are doing their due diligence.

  2. kpow55 - May 24, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Sloan is good but maybe too old to connect with that particular team, Ewing may be a great assistant but knows zilch about championship runs. Nate, maybe?

    SVG, possibly Shaw or extremely outside the box with Lambier….. anyone else and they will be right back at this in 2014.

  3. rodge1 - May 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Van Gundy is a great option. He is perfect to coach a young team with no prima-donas. He will institute a tough mentality and defensive philosophy.

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