The Sacramento Kings continue their search for their next head coach and have interviewed former NBA player and current assistant coach Patrick Ewing for the position, according to the latest NBA rumors.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports was one of the first to report the Ewing to Sacramento Kings possibility confirming the interview will happen this postseason.
Ewing, who is currently serving as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets, who are still playing in these NBA Playoffs, has developed as a mentor under head coaches Steve Clifford, Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Van Gundy.
Hiring Ewing, who was one of the great big men to play in the game, is seen as a move to try to appease DeMarcus Cousins, who has been involved in a lot of NBA rumors linking him to other NBA teams this offseason. Cousins is under contract for the Kings the next few seasons but the team can choose to rebuild without him and trade the star big man this summer.
According to the Wojnarwoski report Ewing is vital in the development of centers Dwight Howard Yao Ming and Al Jefferson when the three were with the Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets and Hornets, respectively.
Ewing as head coach is seen as a move that can maximize DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento. The Kings fired veteran coach George Karl after another lost season and the head coaching NBA rumors will just be one of the many for the California-based squad this offseason.