Thursday, February 6, 2014

Patrick Ewing blames being tall for lack of head coaching opportunities

Former NBA player and longtime assistant coach Patrick Ewing is beginning to become frustrated at the lack of head coaching opportunities presented to him. And he attributes part of the reason for being exceptionally tall.

“There probably is a big man perception,” Ewing told Yahoo Sports. “They think that all guards are the best thing. It’s a guard-oriented league right now, but it is what it is.”

Ewing's comments were made in reference to Mark Jackson and Jason Kidd, both guards as players, who now have head coaching jobs despite having no previous NBA coaching experience. The former Knicks center holds no grudge against them, obviously, but does wonder how he was not at least mentioned among the list of candidates when the hires were made.

Regardless of the setbacks, Ewing remains optimistic that he will get his chance one day saying, "all it takes is for someone to believe in you."

Via Black Sports Online

Photo Credit: USA Today

1 comment:

  1. Kevin McHale is 6'10. Phil Jackson was 6'8. Monty Williams is 6'8. Paul Silas was 6'7. Just saying.