I wish i could find it (i didn't look to tell you the truth, maybe on fanhouse a couple months ago), but somewhere i read where an orlando or houston beat writer spoke on how Ewing was a terrible assistant coach. All he did was flirt with the dancers instead of being an actual coach, which fits his old gold club exploits or being an ass coach at the bunny ranch.
Really, I think Dwight is just a freak. Its not development as much as growing into himself, he still doesn't have a lot of moves, but it doesn't matter he's a beast.
here is the old Ewing story
So looks like Hanners is coming to charlotte, I don't mind it at all, Brown is familiar with Hanners, and Hanners has been pretty much everywhere with Larry and helped in his success, hopefully he can do the same here...LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. --In an expected move, longtime Larry Brown assistant Dave Hanners is joining the Charlotte Bobcats.
Hanners, like Brown a North Carolina alumnus, was at the Bobcats coach's side Tuesday watching drills at the NBA pre-draft camp.
Hanners, who previously worked for Brown in Philadelphia, Detroit and New York, was sporting a Bobcats golf shirt.
Brown had previously confirmed that Phil Ford would be on the staff. It will also include Jeff Capel, another holdover from former coach Sam Vincent's staff.
Hanners, Ford and Brown all coached at North Carolina under Dean Smith. Hanners, 54, played guard for the Tar Heels from 1972 to '76, including two seasons alongside Ford.
When Brown accepted the job as Bobcats coach, he said he'd surround himself with longtime associates.
Brown has approached Eric Snow, his point guard with the Philadelphia 76ers, about joining the staff once Snow's injury-related retirement as a player becomes official.
Pack's Hickson bypasses sessions
N.C. State freshman center J.J. Hickson was invited to the NBA's pre-draft camp but declined to participate.
Hickson, who has declared for the draft, had decided he wanted to take part only in the skills, strength, agility and medical testing and bypass the camp's scrimmaging portion.
The NBA typically limits testing-only appearances to about a dozen elite prospects.
Fifteen players, including top draft prospects such as Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose,were on the NBA's list to participate only in testing at this year's camp.
After Hickson declined to play in the scrimmages to be held today through Friday, he wasn't invited for the testing, N.C. State sports information director Annabelle Myers said.
Hickson still plans to hold a workout for NBA personnel, Myers said.
All three North Carolina underclassmen in the draft -- Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green -- will scrimmage this week.
Underclassmen can retain their college eligibility if they don't hire an agent and withdraw from the draft by June 16. The draft is June 26.
Seniors DeMarcus Nelson of Duke and James Mays of Clemson also are scheduled to participate in the pre-draft camp.
More Carolina guys. Could we get a statue of Dean out front of the arena? Maybe his face on the roof? Don't know much about Hanners, hope he's good. Glad to hear Capel is sticking around as well. Is he officially the last person left from the very begininng except Okafor and Wallace?
I think that the new assistant is a good addition, however the organization needs to pick other people besides UNC alumni. We need a BIG MAN (PF/C) coach.