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Orlando Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing reportedly has a "good chance" of getting the Bobcats' head coaching job.
The former New York Knicks star center interviewed for the Charlotte position Thursday and Friday, and the New York Post reported that a source said he has a good chance to land the job.
Ewing has been an assistant coach with the Magic since 2007. He recently has been receiving interest as a possible head coach.
Ewing interviewed with Charlotte president Rod Higgins and general manager Rich Cho on Thursday. Ewing also knows Charlotte owner Michael Jordan from his playing days.
Ewing completed his fifth season with the Magic and has been an assistant coach for nine seasons, also serving in Washington and Houston. Ewing has one year left on his contract with the Magic.
However, the Post reported the Magic might be releasing coach Stan Van Gundy and his staff soon. The source told the Post that Ewing would not be considered for the Magic head coaching...
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It’s probably not likely but the question needed to be asked. Now that the Orlando Magic have parted ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy, will assistant coach Patrick Ewing get a chance to take over the team?Ewing has long sought a chance to prove his coaching abilities with a team in the league but with the Magic still trying to woo center Dwight Howard into signing a long-term...
The Magic announced this week that they fired GM Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy. While there has been very little information about the potential replacements, one report says former Magic center Shaquille O’Neal could meet with the team to talk about the GM job. Yes, that Shaq.
According to Marc Stein, Chris Broussard reported on ESPN Wednesday that Shaq could meet...
The Orlando Magic, as expected, are shaking things up in the front office and on the bench. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Magic have fired both head coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith. Van Gundy's battles with All-Star center Dwight Howard became very public this past season, a campaign in which Orlando went 37-29 before bowing out in the first...
The Orlando Magic fired one of the five best coaches in the NBA this past season because Dwight Howard didn't like him. We can assume he didn't like all that nagging Stan did in hopes that Dwight improve as a player, but we don't know that for sure. The day Stan pulled back the curtain in front of the NBA universe exposing Howard's demands to have him canned surely...
There is only one word to describe the Orlando Magic season “drama”. On Monday the Magic fired coach Stan Van Gundy and parted ways with general manager Otis Smith.
The Magic were a cirrus this season mainly centered around star center Dwight Howard. It seemed there were trade rumors everyday involving Howard. Then there were all the reports than Howard wanting...
Shocking news here. <that’s sarcasm> The Orlando Magic have announced that head coach, Stan Van Gundy has been relieved of his duties. In addition to that, GM and President of basketball operations, Otis Smith and the team have mutually agreed to part ways. These expected moves follow up a season that saw Dwight Howard playing [...]
Despite nothing but success in both of his sunshine state stops, Stan Van Gundy has left a blaze of unforgettable exits from his two NBA head coaching tenures.
In Miami he wanted to spend more time with his family. In Orlando (despite compiling an impressive 259-125 record, going 31-28 in the playoffs), Dwight Howard apparently wanted no part of SVG in his basketball...
The Orlando Magic have fired Stan Van Gundy and have agreed to part ways with president of basketball operations Otis Smith.
Some rival executives believe Dwight Howard may be more willing to sign a long-term deal with the Magic this offseason following his season-ending back surgery.
Stan Van Gundy was fired on Monday, which essentially signified ownership siding with Dwight Howard – who will likely leave anyway – over the embattled coach. There was a time when Van Gundy and Howard seemed like they had a relationship that was kind of funny. But this season, it jst turned sad and stupid. Somehow I don’t think Dwight will be doing too many more Stan Van impressions.
Executives from the Magic are expected to meet with Dwight Howard soon and will accomodate his trade request should he ask for a trade.