Michael Jordan May Hire Old Foe Patrick Ewing as Bobcats Head Coach

Ralph LongoAnalyst IIIMay 8, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Patrick Ewing the former Knicks player and now coach for the Orlando Magic sits on the bench against the New York Knicks  at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Breaking news coming in is that the Charlotte Bobcats are set to interview Patrick Ewing, the old rival of Michael Jordan, for their head coaching job. I'm not sure if he's the front runner, but as of now it seems he has a good chance to land the coaching job. 

Mike Malone, the league's highest-paid assistant who was with the Warriors last season, and former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan are also rumored to be in the running for the head coaching job. Both would be good fits and are worthy of the job. 

When it comes to Ewing, he's been putting his time in as an assistant with the Magic and I think that he deserves a chance to be the head coach of an NBA team. Ewing has done a good job in Orlando and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Jordan hire him. 

I also wouldn't be surprised if they hire him for it to go badly, as every other move Michael Jordan has made hasn't exactly worked out. 

As for the Bobcats as a team, they need to just pray that they win the lottery. This past season they were the worst team in NBA history.

I mean, they were just awful. I watched a couple of their games and it really was difficult to watch; it was almost embarrassing.

The Bobcats lack any kind of interior presence, and getting that No. 1 pick and drafting Anthony Davis will be a big help for a team that was dead last in points, next to last in rebounds per game and third to last in points allowed.

If they don't win the lottery and get Davis, then even Patrick Ewing won't be able to save them from another dismal season.