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  1. Mike Fratello: "Hey, look at me! Look at me!"

    May 5, 2010, 11:36 AM EST

    Every national television commentator with a basketball background is currently being mentioned as a possible head coach somewhere — Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Avery Johnson, Doug Collins… Everyone but Mike Fratello and Reggie Miller. Fratello tells the New Orleans Times Picayune he’d like to be interviewed too. On Tuesday, former NBA coach Mike Fratello…

  2. Have the Hornets interviewed you yet? They're interviewing everybody else.

    May 4, 2010, 10:56 AM EST

    New Orleans is leaving no stone unturned in their search for a new coach who can keep Chris Paul from bolting town in 2012. That is job number one, don’t forget. Two seasons may seem like a long time away to worry about such things, but two more seasons like this last one will have…

  3. Doug Collins, Avery Johnson riding coaching carousel today

    May 3, 2010, 2:00 PM EST

    Round and round she goes, where she stops…. Plenty of coaching news interviews and tidbits today. We’ve combined them into one post for your reading and commenting pleasure. Doug Collins had a five-hour meeting with the decision makers of the Philadelphia 76ers over the weekend, according to the Associated Press. Collins, wisely, issued a statement…

  4. Deal reached to sell Hornets, Gary Chouest you're up

    May 3, 2010, 1:21 PM EST

    A couple weeks after a negotiation ploy that made things sound more dire than they really were, a deal has been struck for majority owner George Shinn to sell his shares to minority owner Gary Chouest. As the news comes from NBA.com, we’re going to assume the sources are legit. The club is planning an…

  5. Avery Johnson will likely be coaching somewhere next year

    May 2, 2010, 11:18 AM EST

    Unraveling the truth about Avery Johnson’s coaching ability is a tricky gig. He’s 194-70 all time, which is pretty amazing. He’s also known for two of the most disappointing postseasons in NBA history, failing to cash in twice on the Mavericks when they were the best team in the league, even being ejected in the…

  6. New Orleans Hornets sale reaches "impasse," could impact coaching search

    Apr 23, 2010, 5:08 PM EST

    They are selling hope in New Orleans. Team personnel are speaking glowingly of the future as the team aggressively goes after name coaches. But a dark cloud has returned over the New Orleans Hornets franchise. The sale of the team, something considered basically a done deal, is now stalled. The Associated Press has he story:…

  7. How does Hornets head coach Lawrence Frank sound to you?

    Apr 22, 2010, 4:42 PM EST

    The New Orleans Hornets are on it, they are knee deep in the search for a new coach. Because you want to make that decision before the draft, to get your new man involved in the scouting and drafting of a player for his system. You don’t just want it to drag out (Clippers, I’m…

  8. Hornets to look for new coach, Jeff Bower to return to GM role

    Apr 20, 2010, 2:18 PM EST

    Jeff Bower has had his taste of poetic justice, and now is returning to his traditional role. The Hornets General Manager will give up his coaching duties and return to the front office as GM, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. He will lead the search for the next Hornets coach (which we assume must be…

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