The Bobcats had reportedly whittled their list of general managers to three names -- Brian Shaw, Jerry Sloan and Quinn Snyder. So it figures that the team that had the worst record in NBA history went away from that list for a young coach with little NBA experience.
Bonus points if you know who Bobcats new coach Mike Dunlap actually is.
NBA fans met Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer's report with a collective: "Huh?"
Yes, it is true. St. John's associate head coach Mike Dunlap will be the new head coach for the Bobcats.
Dunlap has very limited experience in the NBA, serving as one of George Karl's assistant in Denver from 2006-08. He has spent the last two years as Steve Lavin's lead assistant coach in a St. John's turnaround that has been quite stunning. Last year, Dunlap took over for Lavin temporarily when Lavin was recovering from prostate cancer.
The way he is described, he is a high-energy coach who connects well with players and works well developing them. Bonnell report...