Bobcats Eliminate Ewing From Coaching Search

Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has informed Patrick Ewing that he's no longer a candidate for the Bobcats' head coach vacancy, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Wojnarowski speculates that Ewing's friendship with Jordan may have actually worked against him, since the Bobcats owner has faced criticism for surrounding himself with "yes" men during his time as an executive.

The Bobcats intend to begin a second round of interviews after finding out whether they'll win the draft lottery and the right to draft Anthony Davis tonight, according to Wojnarowski. It's not known whether the team has even had a chance to complete its initial round of interviews — it was reported recently that the Bobcats still hoped to set up meetings with Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Lakers assistant Quin Snyder.

Former Blazers head coach Nate McMillan, ex-Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, and highly-regarded Warriors assistant Michael Malone are among the high-profile candidates to interview for the Bobcats' job so far. I rounded up what we've heard about Charlotte's search and interview process in a post earlier this week.


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