Patrick Ewing To Interview With Pistons

Per David Aldridge of, Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing will interview with the Detroit Pistons:

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.

Ewing has wanted to be an NBA head coach since the day he became an assistant. He coaches Orlando’s summer league team. Ewing is believed to be one of five candidates and it appears as though former Nets coach Lawrence Frank is the frontrunner.

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