Patrick Ewing a Candidate to Coach the Bobcats Next Season?

by December 31, 2010
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Good buddies Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing have discussed the possibility of the Magic assistant coach taking over in Charlotte next year. From the NY Post: “Paul Silas was named as an interim coach two weeks ago for the Bobcats but may not be the long-term solution. Sources have indicated Silas will have to earn a chance to return next season. If not, ‘The Big Fella’ has a shot. When asked if Charlotte had called him, Ewing smiled and said, ‘They might have.’ When pressed, Ewing said, ‘He might have been. I talk to Michael all the time. There definitely was a phone call. It depends on what we talked about.’ Whether it was a formal interview, Ewing left unclear. Ewing has not been seriously considered for any head-coaching job, which has been a source of frustration for him, especially when Mark Jackson got job interviews after never having been an assistant. ‘I hope,’ Ewing said when asked if he feels he’s getting more consideration. ‘It is what it is,’ he said. ‘I’m just going to keep on working. If I get an opportunity, I’ll make sure I’m ready for it.’ Ewing, who has helped mentor center Dwight Howard into a superstar, has two seasons left on his Magic contract. He has said if he isn’t a head coach soon, he would give up coaching.”