Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 2:50 pm  |  5 responses

Charlotte Bobcats Hire Patrick Ewing as Associate Coach

Michael Jordan has reportedly hired his buddy Patrick Ewing, giving him the fancy title of associate coach (a glorified assistant coach, in other words) for the Charlotte Bobcats. This was an expected move once Steve Clifford came on board as the head coach. Per Yahoo! Sports: “Ewing will join the coaching staff of new Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford. Ewing and Clifford have a strong professional and personal history together. Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone also tried to hire Ewing for his coaching staff. Before sitting out the 2012-13 season, Ewing had worked eight seasons as an NBA assistant coach, including in Orlando (2008-12) and Houston (2003-08). Ewing was an assistant on each staff with Clifford. Ewing interviewed for the Bobcats’ head-coaching job in 2012, but ultimately Mike Dunlap was hired. Ewing also interviewed for the Detroit Pistons’ head-coaching job in 2011.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    get dunked on by patrick chewing

  • Jay Brodes

    got a feeling pat will get his shot by december depending on who bobcats…soon to be hornets draft!!! this should be a train-wreck!!! feel bad for MKG

  • Sajjatam Tp Kulsomboon

    I feel like he might be there just for Jordan’s moral support when the bobcats really really suck.

    “Oh gosh, what am I going to do with this squad?” Jordan shakes his head in dismay as Ewing walks by. “Hey Pat! You remember the times I beat you in college AND in the NBA? Those were good days.”

  • KingBenjamin

    He’ll be the head coach before the end of next season.

  • danpowers

    let him work for a couple of years with them and steadily improve the big guys there .if just one of those cats (then hornets) improves in the slightest and takes a one day hakeem olajuwon summer camp – all credit will go to hakeem anyway lol