CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- People familiar with the situation say Patrick Ewing is one of several candidates the Charlotte Bobcats will interview for their head coaching vacancy and the Hall of Fame center will meet with team officials next week.
The people spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't publicly announced their list of candidates.
Ewing is an assistant with Orlando and a friend of Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.
People say the Bobcats have interviewed Golden State assistant coach Michael Malone and Bobcats assistant Stephen Silas, son of former Charlotte coach Paul Silas. The Bobcats are also interested in Indiana assistant Brian Shaw, Cleveland assistant Nate Tibbetts and St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap.
Charlotte finished last season 7-59, the worst winning percentage in NBA history (.106).