Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/14/12
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The Bobcats are down to three candidates for their open head-coaching position and should make a hire in time for the new coach to participate in the final leg of draft preparations. A 10-candidate list has been whittled to three finalists: Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder. Among those eliminated: Former Portland and Seattle coach Nate McMillan. Sloan is the only one of the three with previous NBA head-coaching experience. Sloan, who took the Jazz to two NBA Finals, has said he's receptive to taking on a Bobcats team that finished last season 7-59 – the worst winning percentage in NBA history. Sloan has been out of the league for 1 1/2 seasons after resigning from the Jazz. There's a strong sense that, at 70, the Hall of Famer is bored and hungry to get back into coaching. Shaw became the lead assistant for the Pacers after losing out in the search for a new coach with the Lakers. He played ...
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