Charlotte Bobcats Narrow Head Coaching Search

By Ryan Gaydos

The Charlotte Bobcats are searching for a new head coach to fill-in for Paul Silas next season who was fired after finishing 7-59 with the worst losing percentage in NBA history and it could have been worse if there was a full 82-game season to play. The Bobcats have narrowed their search for the next head coach of the team.

The list has been narrowed down to three candidates: Jerry Sloan, Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder. All three coaches have interviewed with general manager Rich Cho and team executive Rod Higgins. A meeting with owner Michael Jordan is expected to take place during the week and out of the three potential candidates, Sloan is the only one with NBA head coaching experience.

Sloan last coached the Utah Jazz in 2011 for 54 games going 31-23. Sloan spent over 20 years with the Jazz and before that he coached the Chicago Bulls. Sloan’s career record is 1221-803 including two Western Conference championships in the Karl Malone-John Stockton era of the Jazz, though Sloan may be the greatest coach to never win an NBA title.

Brian Shaw missed out on the Los Angeles Lakers job last year when Mike Brown got it instead of him. Currently, Shaw is the assistant coach of the Indiana Pacers. As for Snyder, he’s seen his success come from the college game with the Missouri Tigers but he spent the 2011-12 season on the Lakers’ bench.

The Bobcats are more susceptible to give the job to Sloan if he can handle it. However, whoever gets the job will have a lot to manage as it does not look like the Bobcats will succeed in the near future.

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