Kings to interview Patrick Ewing for head coaching job - The Harvey Global Post

Kings to interview Patrick Ewing for head coaching job

pat ewingThe Sacramento Kings will interview Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing for their head coaching vacancy this week, league sources told The Vertical.

Ewing has progressed as a serious head coaching candidate in recent years, increasing in responsibilities and league-wide respect across his three seasons as Steve Clifford’s top assistant with Charlotte.

Charlotte plays Miami on Sunday in a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals series.

What makes Ewing an intriguing candidate for Sacramento officials is his potential ability to command the respect of mercurial All-Star centerDeMarcus Cousins, league sources said. Ewing, a Hall of Fame center, has the unique blend of his own physical and playing stature to go with a strong coaching pedigree as part of staffs with Clifford, Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Van Gundy.

Ewing has helped to develop several top centers, including Yao Ming (Houston), Dwight Howard(Orlando) and Al Jefferson (Charlotte).  read more

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