Pistons Interview Pat Ewing for Head Coaching Gig
The Detroit Pistons have expanded their head coaching search by interviewing Orlando Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing, according to league sources.
Ewing, 49, has long desired to be a head coach, and has decried what he viewed as pigeonholing him as a “big man” assistant, a role he has undertaken while an assistant coach in Houston with Yao Ming and in Orlando with Dwight Howard. Ewing has said that he does a lot more than just work with bigs and is ready to run a team. He badly wanted to get a shot with the Knicks, the team for whom he became a superstar after being taken first overall in the 1985 Draft.
“It’s disappointing that I haven’t moved to the next step to getting a head coaching job, but all I can do is keep working hard and keep on preparing myself for whenever that opportunity arises,” Ewing told the New York Daily News earlier this month. ”A lot of people try to pigeonhole me into just a big man’s coach and I’m just not a big man’s coach. I’m a coach.”
Good, hire his ass...dudes been holding Dwight back for years now. Keeps telling Dwight to focus more on his post moves instead of developing a mid-range jumper. Dwight is strong enough to dominate when he gets in the paint...if he is able to develop a consistent jumper he will destroy the NBA for years to come.
[ Edited by jrg on Jun 24, 2011 at 15:11:53 ]