Several news agencies reported Thursday evening that the Detroit Pistons have named Lawrence Frank as their new head coach and a deal will be made sometime over the weekend. Congratulations Lawrence and all the best with your new venture.
But a big shout-out to NBA Legend Patrick Ewing – assistant coach for the Orlando Magic since 2007 – for finally getting an interview regarding a head coaching position. From what he told the New York Daily News in June, Ewing sounded like a man who was dying for the chance to be a head coach:
“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. “I’m not just a big man’s coach. I’m a coach.”
Ewing goes on to say that he feels somewhat pigeonholed as a “big man’s” coach after having success working with Yao Ming in Houston and now Dwight Howard in Orlando – something he believes to be unfair.
But hang in there Ewing – something’s bound to come your way eventually. And don’t settle for just anything…I know David Kahn is looking for someone but it might be best to stay away from that circus.
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