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Elston Turner interviews for Bobcats job
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 1, 2013 @ 9:30 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports
The Charlotte Bobcats will interview former NBA player and veteran assistant Elston Turner, a person familiar with Charlotte’s process told USA TODAY Sports.
The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about Charlotte’s interview schedule.
Turner was an assistant with Phoenix Suns for the past season-and-a-half but parted ways with Phoenix in January when the Suns fired Alvin Gentry and Turner didn’t get the interim job. The Suns went with player assistant coordinator Lindsey Hunter, who is now a candidate for the Detroit Pistons job.
Last offseason, Turner interviewed for the Portland Trail Blazers job that went to Terry Stotts.
Turner came to Phoenix as a defensive specialist after spending time as an assistant with Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Trail Blazers.
The Bobcats also plan to interview Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson and Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Nate Tibbetts, according to The Charlotte Observer. The Milwaukee Bucks, who said Wednesday they do not plan to bring back Jim Boylan, may also look at Sampson, who was a Bucks assistant from 2008-2011.
The Cavaliers have a job opening, too.
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