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Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coaching gig

Posted on: December 31, 2010 1:13 pm
Edited on: December 31, 2010 9:18 pm
 
Patrick Ewing hints at talks for Bobcats coaching gig.
Posted by Matt Moore


Patrick Ewing has hinted at discussions with Bobcats chairman and CEO Michael Jordan regarding the head coaching job. Interim coach Paul Silas is 2-0 since taking over the job, but there's an "interim" tag firmly attached to his title. Meanwhile, the New York Post asked Ewing if he had talked to Jordan about the gig.

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."
via Ewing in mix to be Bobcats head coach - NYPOST.com .

Ewing has interviewed for several gigs but has never gotten far. There are a number of questions, not the least of which is why he has been unable to coach Dwight Howard into having the kind of post-game befitting a superstar of his stature.  Ewing's relationship with Jordan (the two are close friends despite the hurting Jordan routinely put on the Big Fella in the playoffs) may be what he needs to get a foot in the door. 

If I'm Ewing however, I'm thinking more about trying to aim for a gig that isn't loaded with huge longterm contracts on declining players, a poor history of drafting, no discernible superstar and a limited budget due to market restraints. But then I'm picky like that. 
Comments

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coaching gig

How can you say Howard has regressed?  He is LEAPS and BOUNDS better then he was when he joined the league.  Not saying its because og Ewing but you must not watch much basketball if you think Howard isn't that good.  He is in the running for MVP for crying out loud.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 3:12 am
 

Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coaching gig

Really? This isn't going to help the credibility of former players as owners. You don't just hire your friends man, get a guy with a little more experience.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2010 10:38 pm
 

Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coaching gig

Ummm...ok???  While I think Ewing deserves a shot like everyone else, where is his actual coaching experience.  To my knowledge, he has never been a top assistant on any staff.  Like the article has said, he hasn't done that well with Howard.   With the obvious talents that Dwight has, and the lack of real center competition in the league now, Howard is not any better of a center now then he was when Patrick joined the Magic staff.  If anything he has regressed.

And this all is coming from a bonafide Ewing fan. Patick is the by far the major reason why I became a Georgetown fan way back in 82 and continue to this day and again, why I am a Knick fan since 85.

Love ya Patrick, but I don't think you are the answer for the Bobcats



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2010 9:29 pm
 

Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coaching gig

Jordan should just go coach the team hahaha



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2010 8:22 pm
 

Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coach

If this happens this shit would be to fucking funny. But to the guy who posted about hiring guys he tortured as a player, good call, now he just needs to bring in Ehlo, B. Russell from Utah his personal bitch Steve Kerr. Jordan is an idiot of an owner, let's see how fast he can run this franchise into the ground.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2010 2:29 pm
 

Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coach

Ewing as a head coach? That's hysterical! However, how cool would it be for Jordan to experience losing at the hands of the guy he tortured? Karma baby!



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2010 1:41 pm
 

Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coach

So when is Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley getting hired by the Bobcats? Jordan is trying to hire all of his buddies.  Jordan was a great player but he is pitiful as an NBA exec. His drafting and roster moves over the years at Washington and now Charlotte have been pathetic.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2010 1:33 pm
 

Ewing may be in talks for Bobcats coach

Just make Oakley the coach already and let's all move on. That would be a superb hire. Has a coach ever tried to fight an opposing player before (other than the monumental JVG vs Mourning's leg bout)?


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