Alvin Gentry will interview for the Bobcats head coaching vacancy, according to David Aldridge.
Gentry would be an interesting fit in Charlotte, and while the Bobcats will interview several candidates, we'd have to imagine Gentry will get a serious look given his experience on the sidelines. The Bobcats have to hire a coach capable of staying on the bench for more than a season or two.
The Bobcats will interview longtime NBA assistant Elston Turner for their vacant head coaching position, source tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Turner has over 15 years of coaching experience as an assistant, most recently with the Suns. The Bobcats also asked for permission interview Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson, although he's likely to be a candidate for much better jobs than Charlotte's opening. Spears reports the Bobcats are expected to begin the interviewing process next week.
The Bobcats have asked for permission to interview Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson for their open head coaching position.
Sampson is a North Carolina native and would probably jump at the opportunity, despite Charlotte's poor track record.
Nate Tibbetts will interview for the vacant Bobcats coach position.
Tibbetts, an assistant with the Cavs, also interviewed for the job last season before Charlotte hired Mike Dunlap. Tibbetts has a noted reputation of being a defensive-minded coach as well as being good with player development, both traits the Bobcats are looking for with their next head coach.
Alvin Gentry told the Charlotte Observer that he'd like to become the next coach of the Bobcats.
Gentry would actually be an interesting fit in Charlotte. "It reminds me a little bit of the teams I had in L.A. (with the Clippers): Young players, very energetic guys,'' Gentry said. "Kemba (Walker) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have a lot of potential and (Gerald) Henderson has started to really establish himself as a pro." We'd suspect Gentry should get a shot, but there's nothing to suggest (yet) that he's the favorite.
The Bobcats have fired Mike Dunlap as head coach, the team announced on Tuesday.
Wow. After just one season, Dunlap is finished in Charlotte. He finished his one year with the Bobcats with a record of 21-61, and it's going to be an extremely tough sell to any candidate to take over this team. Michael Jordan and his front office have some crucial work to do this offseason.
Josh McRoberts said he'd "love" to return to the Bobcats as an unrestricted free agent, but he "made it clear money is biggest factor" in his free agency.
Shocker. McBob was surprisingly productive during his stint with the Bobcats, averaging 9.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks on 50.5 percent shooting over 26 games. Mike Dunlap has previously endorsed McRoberts publicly, but the team shouldn't overextend itself to retain him.