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SOURCES: Ewing to join Bobcats coaching staff

June 11, 2013

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Patrick Ewing will join the Charlotte Bobcats as the team's next associate head coach, according to multiple media sources.

Ewing spent five seasons (2007-12) as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic — all with former Magic assistant and new Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford.

Last offseason, Ewing interviewed for the Charlotte Bobcats vacant head coaching position, but was not chosen to lead the team.

Mike Dunlap eventually got the job, but he was fired on April 24 after just one season as head coach following a 21-61 record with Charlotte.

Ewing, who spent most of his career playing for the New York Knicks, has a long relationship with Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.

The two worked together in Washington when Jordan was Director of Basketball Operations and Ewing was an assistant coach from 2002-03.

During their playing days, both men were members of the 1992 "Dream Team" that won a gold medal in Barcelona, Spain.

Ewing was also a part of Team USA during the 1984 Los Angeles Games — a team that won a gold medal, as well.

An 11-time NBA All-Star, Ewing recorded 24,815 points, 11,617 rebounds and 2,894 blocks in his playing career with New York (1985-2000), Seattle (2000-01) and Orlando (2001-02).

He is also a 1986 NBA Rookie of the Year and won an NCAA championship at Georgetown University in 1984.

Should Ewing be named the Bobcats associate head coach, it would be his fourth assistant coaching job in the NBA (Washington, Houston and Orlando).

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