The Sacramento Kings are still on the lookout for a new head coach after parting company with George Karl as they failed to make the playoffs for a tenth consecutive year.
A number of names have been spoken about as potential arrivals and the latest is a former NBA star and Hall of Famer in Patrick Ewing.
According to Adrian Wojnarowksi of The Vertical, the current associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets will interview for the vacancy later in the week.
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Reportedly, his ability to control DeMarcus Cousins is one of the elements that makes Ewing an interesting option for the Kings.
The former New York Knicks center has a playing resume to rival the best and should command the respect from one of the most dominant big men in the game today.
Ewing has worked with a number of respected head coaches throughout his career in Steve Clifford, Jeff van Gundy and Stan van Gundy. He has also helped develop centers Yao Ming, Dwight Howard and Al Jefferson.
The 53-year-old has been in his current position with the Hornets since 2013. Before that, he spent five years in Orlando with the Magic as an assistant. He has also been a number two in Houston and Washington.
Sacramento are moving into a new downtown arena next season and franchise building block Cousins makes the organisation an interesting option for a number of candidates.
Rajon Rondo is an unrestricted free agent in the summer but the right head coach may be able to convince the point guard that his future lies with the Kings after rediscovering his best form.