Report: Bobcats to hire St. John's Mike Dunlap
With files from The Associated Press
St. John's assistant coach Mike Dunlap has reportedly been tabbed as the next head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Dunlap, 54, covered as head coach at St. John's this past season while regular head coach Steve Lavin recovered from surgery.
Dunlap previously worked under George Karl with the Denver Nuggets. He accepted the offer on Monday night, according to the report.
The news comes as a bit of a surprise because Dunlap was not one of the team's three finalists. He was originally one of the 10 candidates to interview for the job, but the team trimmed the list to former Utah coach Jerry Sloan, Indiana assistant coach Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder.
Dunlap will replace Paul Silas, who was let go after Charlotte had the worst winning percentage in NBA history this past season.