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Ewing may be Charlotte's next move


07:09 AM ET 05.28 | The Bobcats became the latest team to hire a new head coach over the holiday weekend, tabbing Lakers assistant Steve Clifford. Clifford replaces Mike Dunlap, who was fired after one season as coach. Charlotte went 21-61 in 2012-'13. The Lakers assistant was a finalist for the Milwaukee Bucks head coaching job too, and Charlotte made a pre-emptive move to offer Clifford the job before he traveled to Milwaukee on Tuesday for a second interview. He is expected to try to hire Patrick Ewing as one of his top assistant coaches, reuniting Ewing with his close friend, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. Clifford has had stops in New York, Houston, Orlando and Los Angeles as an NBA assistant coach.

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May 28, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Wow! Good luck w/ next season. You think hiring an assistant coach from the Lakers will help Chatlotte? And now complicating it by hiring Ewing. Great job MJ.

May 28, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Wow! Good luck w/ next season. You think hiring an assistant coach from the Lakers will help Chatlotte? And now complicating it by hiring Ewing. Great job MJ.

The best move for Charlotte, is to have Jordan sell his percentage of the team!!!!!

May 28, 2013  09:04 AM ET

It was all in the name. Now that this team's got back its original name, they're gonna be in playoffs. F the coaches, it's just the name.

May 28, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Clifford should have take the Bucks job. Charlotte?

May 28, 2013  09:33 AM ET

I wish I could figure out how to play TAPS on Fannation.

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May 28, 2013  10:19 AM ET

I really wonder why nobody gives Ewing his first HC gig. He's been a coach for a while. He spent years in Orlando as an assistant.

Ewing is not loved by the players and is too picky w/ job openings. Why wasn't he putting his name in any of the coach openings?

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May 28, 2013  10:58 AM ET

sometimes guys aren't cut out for it and are more suited to be an assistant.

Case in point - Mike Woodson LOL

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May 28, 2013  02:05 PM ET

Good to see more new blood in the coaching ranks.

May 28, 2013  03:11 PM ET

I have the same question that a few other people here have had; why hasn't Ewing gotten a head coaching shot? He's put in the time. Then again, he might not want the Charlotte job as long as MJ is calling the shots

May 28, 2013  05:25 PM ET

Ric Bucher has said that Ewing lacks the attention-to-detail that other head coaches seem to exude during their interview. That being said, most hall-of-fame players make bad coaches any way.

May 28, 2013  06:27 PM ET

What's it going to take for Kareem Abdul Jabbar to get a head coaching job in the NBA. The league has gone from recycled head coaches now to hiring assistant coaches as head coaches. Give Kareem a chance Clippers somebody.

May 28, 2013  08:31 PM ET

He has been as an owner as he was good as a player!


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