Found June 11, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
Patrick Ewing was rendered helpless during the 90′s as he wanted Michael Jordan and the Bulls run through New York four times on their way to NBA Championships. The former rivals on the basketball court are now going to team up and try to right the ship in Charlotte. Jordan has hired Ewing as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats. A formal announcement is expected later this week. Michael Jordan recently hired new head coach Steve Clifford, and now Ewing will join him on the bench. Clifford and Ewing have some history together being apart of Stan Van Gundy’s staff in Orlando. When the Magic traded Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, Clifford left the Magic as well. Ewing has also worked under Stan’s brother Jeff Van Gundy in Houston. The Jordan-Ewing connection continues with both of them appearing in the movie “Space Jam”. Jordan’s North Carolina squad defeated Ewing and Georgetown in 1982 for the NCAA title. And both players were part of the 1992 USA Men’s basketball squad known as “The Dream Team”, and were each represented by the same agent. Jordan bypassed the opportunity for Patrick Ewing and eight other candidates to become Charlotte’s head coach. St. John’s Mike Dunlap was ultimately named head coach, and Jordan fired Dunlap after one season. Ewing took this past season off from coaching after failing to land the gig in Charlotte. Ewing had also been in considerations for the head coaching job in Sacramento. The biggest winners in this deal will be the post players for Charlotte. The four designated post players for Charlotte combined to score an average of 18.3 points per game last season. Ewing finished his career with a 21.0 points per game average. Ewing’s experience should help boost the numbers of Charlotte’s low post players. Jordan has done some very questionable moves with this flailing franchise. He may have done himself a favor in hiring Patrick Ewing. Since Jordan took over the Charlotte organization, the team has changed their nickname and lost 100 more games than they have won. Now, these formal rivals will look to join together and rebuild from the NBA cellar.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

AP Source: Ewing new Bobcats associate head coach

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...

Report: Patrick Ewing joining Bobcats

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...

Patrick Ewing Joins Jordan in Charlotte As “Associate Head Coach”

Follow Ralph Guerrero on Twitter @ralphguerrero Former New York Knicks star, Patrick Ewing, has been hired by longtime friend, Michael Jordan, as “Associate Head Coach” of the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats recently hired Steve Clifford as head coach and Ewing will apparently be second in command. The news was first reported by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowsk. Ewing has...

Patrick Ewing chose Georgetown because of KKK rally at North Carolina

Patrick Ewing explains that the reason he chose Georgetown over North Carolina was because there was a KKK rally in Chapel Hill when he visited.

Patrck Ewing's daughter enrolled at U of L

University of Louisville fans don’t be surprised if you see Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing around campus this fall. The 11-time NBA All-Star has a daughter who has enrolled at U of L. Cardinal Authority has the story.

Report: Bobcats Hire Patrick Ewing As Assistant Coach

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...

Pat Ewing Didn’t Go To UNC B/c of the KKK

People forget, but Patrick Ewing was a monster in college. Like a mix between LeBron James and Godzilla. He could’ve gone to any school in the country. And everyone would put on their best outfits to welcome him… “North Carolina was a very good school. But when I went down there they put me in that Carolina Inn, and there was a big Ku Klux Klan Rally in North Carolina when...

Patrick Ewing Jr. mad Jason Kidd gets head coaching job but his dad can’t

Patrick Ewing retired from the NBA in 2003 and went right into coaching as an assistant. The Hall of Famer has been an assistant coach for nine seasons with three different NBA teams, but he has yet to receive a head coaching job despite interviewing with teams. Jason Kidd went from retiring to becoming a [...]

Charlotte Bobcats hire Patrick Ewing as assistant

Patrick Ewing joins Charlotte Bobcats' coaching staff, works for old rival Michael Jordan.

NBA coaching chronicles: Patrick Ewing, Maurice Cheeks new gigs, Jason Kidd to the Nets?

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...

Patrick Ewing, Jr. Vents About Jason Kidd Getting the Nets Job So Quickly, While His Father Keeps Getting Passed Over

Preach...

Patrick Ewing Considered Attending UNC, But Reconsidered After KKK Rally During Visit to School (Video)

It’s hard to imagine Patrick Ewing playing somewhere other than Georgetown for his college basketball career, but that was very nearly the case. During an interview on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday morning, Ewing said that he was considering attending North Carolina to play for coach Dean Smith, but ultimately a Ku Klux Klan rally made him reconsider. “I was close [to attending...

UNC Missed Out On Patrick Ewing Because Of The KKK

Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan, whose rivalry largely defined NBA basketball in the 1990s, were once almost teammates on the North Carolina Tar Heels. The reason it didn’t happen? Ewing told Dan Patrick on his radio show earlier this morning that a KKK rally during his visit to Chapel Hill made him hesitant. From the Dan Patrick Show: “I was close,” he said. “North Carolina...

Patrick Ewing on Nets Hiring Jason Kidd: “I was Very Surpised” (Video)

  Basically what Patrick Ewing is saying sans the political correctness, is that he’s salty Jason Kidd got a head coaching job in the NBA just weeks after he retired, while he has yet to get one after serving as an assistant coach for several years. Can’t say I blame him. Ewing appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” to discuss his recent appointment as associate coach with the...
Lakers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.