Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing will interview to become the Bobcats' next head coach, according to Yahoo! Sports NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. The interview will take place once the Magic are eliminated from the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Mostly known for his playing days as center for the Knicks, the Hall of Famer has spent eight seasons as an NBA assistant coach, including the past five on Stan Van Gundy’s staff with the Magic. Last spring he interviewed with the Pistons for their head coach position, but the job was given to Lawrence Frank, former head coach of the Nets.
Sources have told Wojnarowski that Ewing is a strong candidate to become the Bobcats next head coach, even though the team is also speaking with Warriors assistant Mike Malone and former Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan. Ewing is close friends with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, and if the team happens to win the lottery, he could make a great mentor for probable number one overall pick Anthony Davis.
Earlier today, we heard that Malone and Pacers assistant Brian Shaw were likely to be interviewed by the Bobcats for the job opening.