Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 5/30/12
Though the Bobcats will continue their search for a new head coach, they will no longer be considering Knicks legend Patrick Ewing for the job.According to Yahoo! Sports, team owner Michael Jordan recently informed his former on-the-court rival that he was no longer a candidate for the job. While Ewing had a fallback plan when he first interviewed for the position (his existing assistant coaching job with the Magic), the iconic big man will likely be looking for another job either way. Stan Van Gundy is out in Orlando, which means not much more can be said for his coaching staff.Given the experience he has working under coaches like Doug Collins, Jeff Van Gundy, and Stan, it could be argued that Ewing has done enough in his nine years as an assistant to warrant an interview in Orlando for the vacant spot. That said, with former General Manager Otis Smith out in Orlando as well, it's likely an overhaul and a fresh start is what the franchise is aiming for. Putting Ewing in charge may simply be considered an extension of the old Van Gundy regime, which is clearly not something the team desires.With Ewing no longer a candidate in Charlotte and his future with the Magic all but non-existent, he'll probably be showing up on another NBA bench next season. Could we see a Collins/Ewing reunion in Philadelphia? With the Nets starting fresh in Brooklyn, could they be brazen enough to offer him a chance to return to New York?Another interesting spot for the legendary big man would be Indiana. Ewing has done wonders with the likes of Yao Ming and Dwight Howard in the past, and could be an interesting match with the up and coming, yet still offensively raw, Roy Hibbert.  Should Ewing's search for work be longer than he hopes, another one of his former Dream Team teammates (Larry Bird) would be smart to offer him a job on Frank Vogel's already intelligent staff.Of course, every New Yorker and their mother still hopes for Ewing to re-join the Knicks at some point. Having already hand-picked some assistants mid-season (and former Knicks big man Herb Williams already on the staff), it'd be surprising to see the newly official head coach Mike Woodson hire Ewing.Nevertheless, if he can't land a head coaching job this offseason, it'd be nice to see Ewing find a strong fit for him to continue building his reputation as a respectable coach. Have any other suggestions as to where might be a good fit for the big man? Let us know on Twitter @KnicksJournal.With Ewing now out of the running, Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan, Team U.S.A Assistant Coach Nate McMillan, and Warriors top assistant Michael Malone appear to be top candidates for the Charlotte post.
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