NBA notes: Jordan brings Ewing on board as assistant with Charlotte

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Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is giving old friend Patrick Ewing another shot to continue his coaching career.

The Bobcats reached an agreement in principle with the Hall of Fame center to become their new associate head coach, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the hire has not been made official.

Ewing, 50, and Jordan were teammates on the 1992 USA Olympic “Dream Team” that won gold at the Barcelona Games.

Ewing was out of coaching last year after the Magic released Stan Van Gundy and overhauled its roster. Ewing spent part of last season as an NBA broadcaster.

Mavs to West

Several members of the Dallas Mavericks will be in West on Saturday to give their time to that city’s residents who were recently affected by a fertilizer plant explosion. The tribute starts at 10 a.m.

Coach Rick Carlisle, general manager Donnie Nelson, the Mavs Dancers, Mavs ManiAACs and the Street Team will be on hand, along with Texas Legends general manager Del Harris, assistant general manager Nancy Lieberman and former Mavs guard Rolando Blackman.

Basketball and dance clinics for people of all ages will be held. At 3 p.m. members of the West police department will play members of the West fire department in a basketball game coached by Carlisle and Harris.


• Preseason: The Boston Celtics will play a preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Montreal on Oct. 20 as part of the NBA’s Canadian series.

• Clippers: Brian Shaw was the first of four candidates to talk with the team about its head coaching vacancy. Shaw, a Pacers assistant, met with officials Monday. Byron Scott was scheduled to meet Tuesday, Lionel Hollins today and Nate McMillan on Thursday.

• Hawks: Former Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder was hired to join Mike Budenholzer’s staff. Snyder was coach of the D-League’s Austin Toros from 2007-10 and was the 2008-09 league coach of the year.

• Fines: The Atlanta Hawks and two other teams were fined an undisclosed amount for tampering. The Hawks sent a letter to potential ticket-buyers promoting their chances of signing Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, who don’t become free agents until July 1. Teams can’t talk about their interest in players under contract to another team.

• Overseas: Jeremy Pargo, a backup point guard who played for the Cavaliers and Sixers, signed a two-year, $5.2 million deal to play for CSKA Moscow, according to Yahoo Sports.

• Jurisprudence: A judge has set bond at $250,000 for an ex-NBA player accused in a fatal suburban Atlanta car crash. Daron “Mookie” Blaylock appeared in court Tuesday on charges of vehicular homicide, driving on a suspended license, making an improper lane change and crossing the median in the head-on crash from May 31. The crash killed a 43-year-old woman.

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