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North Carolina Ku Klux Klan's presence steered Patrick Ewing to Georgetown

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09:50 AM ET 06.16 | New Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach Patrick Ewing joined the Dan Patrick show to talk about getting a new job and more. Ewing said that he didn't talk to Michael Jordan directly about the job before he got it. Ewing said Jordan stayed out of it. Ewing said that he will say "no" to Jordan. "[Head coach] Steve Clifford will do all the parlaying with Michael," Ewing said. "When I parlay with Michael it will be on a friendship basis." Ewing said he was surprised that Jason Kidd got a head-coaching job so quickly. "I was very surprised they gave it to him so early," Ewing said. "I wish him well and nothing but success. -- I was very shocked." He thinks that he'll need assistants who help make up for his shortcomings, which is always how it works with a support staff. Ewing also told a story about why he chose Georgetown over UCLA and North Carolina. He said that the Ku Klux Klan's presence near North Carolina bothered him.

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June 16, 2013  11:00 AM ET

Guess it didn't bother him too much to take a job in North Carolina. What was the point of even saying that over thirty years after the fact anyway.

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June 16, 2013  01:00 PM ET

Ewing won't be w/ the Bobcats long; the GOAT is accustomed to yes men.

June 16, 2013  01:01 PM ET
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You dont think NC could have placed him in AA Studies to assist him in becoming a better student?JRstillcan'tRead

Your shot @ humor failed, go straight to jail.

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June 16, 2013  03:46 PM ET
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JRstillcan'tRead

Dean Smith claimed that JR Reid had higher SAT scores than both Danny Ferry and Christian Laettner.

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June 17, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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Guess it didn't bother him too much to take a job in North Carolina. What was the point of even saying that over thirty years after the fact anyway.

You have somewhat of a point. However I lived in NC as recently as 3 years ago and I can tell you that those klan idiots are still alive and well there.

June 17, 2013  08:38 AM ET
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Dean Smith claimed that JR Reid had higher SAT scores than both Danny Ferry and Christian Laettner.

Haaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha Dean was senile even then.

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June 17, 2013  01:29 PM ET
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Pat Ewing couldn't read or write out of HS. North Carolina standards back then were way too high for a Pat Ewing type of player/non student/wild looking

Oh puh-lease! If Ewing had WANTED to go to UNC, he'd have BEEN a Tar Heel. Period.

 
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