Bobcats Close to Next Coach


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Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The Charlotte Bobcats are still in need of a coach.  President of basketball operations, Rod Higgins said on Thursday that the team is growing closer to a decision.

There was a possibility of hall of fame coach Jerry Sloan becoming one of the candidates, but Higgins told the team that Sloan withdrew from being considered.

The final two candidates are Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder who both had a second round of interviews earlier this week with Higgins and Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.

“They are impressive candidates,” Higgins said.

But will there be any others that the Bobcats consider before choosing the next head coach in Charlotte?

“Maybe,” Higgins said. “I want to be as transparent as possible but at the same time there are certain things we want to keep private.”

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