Michael Jordan surprised many by hiring St. John’s assistant Mike Dunlap as the new head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. But the college ranks are full of capable coaches. Here are five other college assistants Jordan would have been wise to consider.
Orlando Antigua, Kentucky -- Before becoming a college assistant, Antigua played seven years for the Harlem Globetrotters. Antigua would know what makes the Bobcats players tick and what motivates them, thanks to all the time he spent going up against the almost-as-woeful Washington Generals.
Luke Murray, Towson -- Luke Murray is Bill Murray’s son. Losing every night gets pretty depressing if you don’t have someone who can make you laugh.
Kurtis Townsend, Kansas -- Townsend once gave Kansas game tickets to a porn star. Accident or not, the Bobcats were 25th in NBA attendance this season. They could use a coach who can fill seats by any means necessary.
Tommy Lloyd, Gonzaga -- Lloyd has been by Mark Few’s side since 2001, meaning he oversaw Adam Morrison’s career. It would be smart to bring in a coach who has familiarity with the Bobcats legend, allowing Charlotte to take the next step in ... oh. Right.
Steve Wojciechowski, Duke -- What better way for Jordan to stick it to the hated Dukies than to hand over control of his abysmal Bobcats to the floor-slapping Blue Devils legend? The Bobcats are Jordan's biggest failure? Not so, he could say. They're merely another dead branch of Coack K's coaching tree.