When it comes to scoring a head coaching gig in the NBA, it helps to have friends in high places. It also helps when you're willing to take over a team that, statistically, is one of the worst teams to ever play in the league. And, it sounds like Patrick Ewing fits into both categories, which is why he may land his first head coaching job with the Charlotte Bobcats sometime in the very near future.
Although the Bobcats are also reportedly interested in speaking with Warriors assistant Mike Malone and former Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan, Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Michael Jordan is also going to be taking a very close look at his close friend Ewing as a possible replacement for former Bobcats head coach Paul Silas, who led the team to an abysmal .106 winning percentage this season. Ewing, who is currently as assistant with the Magic, has worked in the league for eight years now and will reportedly get an interview with the Bobcats sometime within the next couple of weeks when and if (we feel pretty confident in saying "when") the Magic get knocked out of the playoffs.
It might not be the best job in the league right now. But, a head coaching gig is a head coaching gig. And, it'd be good to finally see Ewing get his shot.
[via Yahoo! Sports]
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