Charlotte Bobcats does not leave any stone that did not turn to a new coach. At least five interviews had taken place, and there were still a few things to do. The Bobcats are ready to wait for the coaches who are in the playoffs.
Bernie Bickerstaff, Bobcats & has confirmed that Paul Silas, Former Hornets and Cavaliers coach Mario Elie, former NBA player and assistant coach Lionel Hollins, Grizzlies assistant Stan Van Gundy, former Heat Coach and Reggie Theus, New Mexico state coach, have been interviewed so far .
Bickerstaff said that every interview was good, but the team refused to comment until the whole process was over.
Bobcats replaces Bickerstaff's substitute who started team coach and CEO three years ago. Bickerstaff is now in the first office role and helps the Michael Jordan division to find a trainer with the owners. Jordan's final word in all matters related to basketball.
Although Bickerstaff refused to disclose the names of the other candidates, he admitted that there were coaches Bobcats interested but still played in the playoffs.
One of those candidates may be Toronto Sam Mitchell. Mitchell is the year's NBA coach and close friend of Bickerstaff. In 2004, Bobcats was hired as the first assistant to hire Raptors a month later. Mitchell is in the last year of his contract, and General Director of Toronto, Bryan Colangelo, said he would sign a new contract with Mitchell.