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.
Wow. I didn’t see that one coming. Not sure how I feel about the possibility of Patrick Ewing becoming the Pistons’ next head coach, but I’m glad they’re willing to interview candidates beyond the obvious choices.
Maybe Ewing makes most sense as a lead assistant in Detroit, where he could prove he’s more than just a big-man coach.