May 31, 2012
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins says the team will hire a new head coach within the next couple of weeks, but it won’t be Patrick Ewing.
Higgins said owner Michael Jordan had informed Ewing that the team plans to hire someone other than him to replace Paul Silas.
Exactly who that is remains to be seen.
Higgins says, “Patrick has a lot of great qualities as a coach and he will one day be a head coach.”
The Bobcats have interviewed eight candidates for the job and plan to talk with more in the next week or so. A shortlist of candidates will then meet with Jordan face-to-face before a final decision is made.