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Former Knicks legend, Patrick Ewing has reached agreement to become the associate head coach for the Charlotte Bobcats per Yahoo Sports. Ewing spent 8 years as an assistant working with the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets working with head coaches Jeff and Stan Van Gundy.
The Hall of Fame big man turned down the Knicks offer to coach their D-League affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks last Septemeber because he felt he had paid his dues in the NBA. Guess his buddy, Charlotte Bobcats owner, Michael Jordan agreed.
Ewing will join the coaching staff of new Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford.
So I’m going to ask the question we all want to know… What is an “associate” head coach. What duties does it entail?
Meanwhile over in Detroit, Maurice Cheeks is being handed the keys to the Pistons franchise. The Pistons were 29-53 this season and own the eight pick in what’s considered a shallow draft.
And lastly, the ink isn’t even dry on Jason Kidd’s retirement papers and JKidd has already thrown his hat into the area to coach one of his old teams. Kidd is said to be the front runner to land the Brooklyn Nets head coaching gig. Previously held by Avery Johnson, who was fired after he won Coach of the Month last November. And then interim coach P.J. Carlesimo who got bounced after being eliminated from the first round of the playoffs.
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Fresh off retiring from the NBA as a player, Jason Kidd must've come to the conclusion that he was getting very bored very quickly after just a few days at home.The now former Knicks' guard is wasting no time looking for his next job, gunning for the Nets' vacant head coaching position.There are plenty of things farfetched with such a development. Just weeks after last...
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is giving old friend Patrick Ewing another shot to continue his NBA coaching career.
The Bobcats have reached an agreement in principle with the Hall of Famer to become their new associate head coach, said a person familiar with the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the hire has not...
The Charlotte Bobcats have hired Hall of Famer, Patrick Ewing, as an assistant coach. The Knicks great will coach under Steve Clifford, who he has worked with for eight seasons as they were both assistants with the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports:
Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing has reached agreement to become the associate head...
MIAMI — Jason Kidd is interested in the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday.
Kidd led the Nets to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03 as a player and is interested in replacing P.J. Carlesimo, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing its...
The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.
Kidd retired earlier this month after one season with the New York Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. The Nets decided to hire him to replace P.J. Carlesimo despite his absence of coaching experience.
''Jason Kidd has a long and legendary...
Jason Kidd is serious in his pursuit to become the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Kidd, who retired from the NBA one week ago, led the Nets to two NBA Finals appearances during his tenure in New Jersey.
A meeting is scheduled for early this week between Kidd and Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King to discuss this topic.
Kidd, 40, has no previous...
Kidd played for the Nets for seven seasons, then for the Mavericks for four, and then the Knicks for one. What about next season for the retired point guard? Possibly head coach of the Nets
Brian Shaw, current assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers, has widely been viewed as the frontrunner to get the vacant Brooklyn Nets' head-coaching position for roughly a week...
Former NBA guard Jason Kidd’s post playing career has developed quickly and rapidly. Kidd announced his retirement a week ago Monday.
Then this past Sunday, news of Kidd wanting to coach the Brooklyn Nets surfaced out of the blue.
Now according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, former 76ers and current Nets GM Billy King is set to name Kidd the team’s head coach any day...
In the blink of an eye Jason Kidd went from struggling in the playoffs, to retiring from the NBA, to becoming the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. After 19 seasons as a player Kidd will become the 18th head coach in the franchise’s history.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it’s a role I have been studying for over the course...
Billy King and the Nets might have pulled off the biggest surprise of the NBA season with their decision to hire Jason Kidd as their head coach. Just a week after he retired as a Knick, Kidd returns to his former team as the savior he once was when they inhabited New Jersey. This may not be the glamorous move that Mikhail Prokhorov wanted (see Phil Jackson), but it certainly is gutsy...
Nets to hire Jason Kidd
The Nets spent a long day interviewing Pacers assistant Brian Shaw. They listend to what Shaw had to offer and the ideas he had for the future of the Nets. They listened.
Shaw was once again a bridesmaid and not the bride as another interview fell short for Shaw and he was passed over in his quest to become a head coach.
The Nets have...
Jason Kidd could be reunited with the Nets franchise by the end of
the week as Kidd emerges as the top candidate to take over as
Brooklyn's new head coach, according to multiple reports.
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No of course Florida native Pitbull isn’t coaching the Brooklyn Nets, but he might as well be, as Jason Kidd and him have the exact same amount of coaching experience. This was just the perfect opportunity to point out the fact Kidd and Pitbull look pretty much identical. Just imagine how pissed Patrick Ewing Jr. would be if Pitbull really was their hire...
In lieu of Jason Kidd being named the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, that got the brain thinking. Which other current NBA players would make better than average to great head coaches in the NBA. Of course most coaches that are great weren’t always the best players on the court. We still have not seen the likes of Patrick Ewing or Charles Barkley sitting court side as the head...