Report: Bobcats Hire New Head Coach

6/18/12 in NBA   |   aaronjchung   |   264 respect

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According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, St. John’s assistant coach, Mike Dunlap, is now the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. 
 
At the end of the regular season, the Bobcats were interviewing coaches such as Jerry Sloan and Brian Shaw, who have plenty of experience coaching at the NBA level, however, Rich Cho and Michael Jordan have chosen to go with a fresh new face instead. 
 
Dunlap does have a little coaching experience in the NBA, as an assistant to George Karl and the Denver Nuggets, but the bulk of his experience comes from the college coaching ranks.
 
While the report does come as a bit of a surprise, it’s possible that the impetus behind the signing was the youth of the Bobcats.  Some of the players on the current roster are still young enough to be in college.  So, it’s very possible that Cho and Jordan want the players and head coach to grow together through the same process, akin to Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan.
 
It’s hard to say right now, how Dunlap will handle coaching the worst team in the NBA, especially after what Paul Silas just went through.  But it seems as though Cho and Jordan have signed Dunlap for the long haul, instead of just a quick fix.  If not, it's hard to justify turning away one of the greatest coaches in NBA history in Jerry Sloan.
 
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6/21/12   |   scquwi1   |   1231 respect

heelfan811 wrote:
i can't believe Brian Shaw did not get this job.  He seems to be ready.  The Bobcats will regreet not hirinh him.  Maybe he was not a good fit for MJ??

How do you figure Shaw seems to be ready to be a head coach? Also it was reported that Shaw had passed on  the Bobcats looking for something better, not the other way around.

6/19/12   |   heelfan811   |   16480 respect

i can't believe Brian Shaw did not get this job.  He seems to be ready.  The Bobcats will regreet not hirinh him.  Maybe he was not a good fit for MJ??