Charlotte Bobcats Make Solid Addition With Patrick Ewing as Associate Head Coach

By Dan Parzych
Patrick Ewing
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Over the last couple of weeks, there’s been plenty of talk about whether or not Patrick Ewing could land a head coaching job for the 2013-14 season. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the former NBA star won’t be landing a job as a head coach, but he will still have a new job for next season after taking last year off.

Ewing agreed to become the associate head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday and will certainly have quite the work cut out for him as the team has been one of the biggest laughing stocks of the league over the last couple of years. The Bobcats had already brought Steve Clifford on board after the firing of Mike Dunlap earlier in the offseason and the addition of Ewing will hopefully have a major impact on Charlotte’s 2013-14 season.

Despite sitting out last year, Ewing has received plenty of praise over the years for his role as an assistant coach during his time with the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic. While the Bobcats still have plenty of work to do before they even come close to being contenders, this is still one small step in the right direction for the organization.

And the best part about this whole hiring is Ewing and Jordan will finally be working together for the same team–which is something that nobody could have predicted back in the day when these two were one of the biggest rivals in sports.

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