Patrick Ewing has been lobbying for an NBA head coaching job for a few summers now. Unfortunately, it seems like that goal might allude him for another offseason, however, as the Charlotte Bobcats have apparently decided they're no longer interested in his services.
Ewing is probably better known as a perennial All-Star center with the New York Knicks than for his time spent as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic. Whether his lack of coaching experience played a role is unknown, but Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that something went amiss regarding Ewing's candidacy for the Bobcats.
As it turns out, the "Space Jam" reunion won't be happening with the Charlotte Bobcats.
After an interview with Charlotte management, owner Michael Jordan personally reached out to Patrick Ewing to tell him he's been eliminated as a candidate to coach the Bobcats, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.
It was pretty great of MJ to personally reach out to Ewing, but was it as great as Woj's lede? Apart from that, it's interesting that Ewing is the only candidate that has been shut down considering the Bobcats have already interviewed quite a few coaches.