Memphis has started reaching out to teams to obtain permission to interview candidates, and league sources told The Vertical that part of the franchise’s working list of coaches includes former Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, San Antonio assistant Ettore Messina, Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing, Portland assistant Nate Tibbets and Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, league sources said.
Nate Tibbets Rumors
A source familiar with the search said the Bobcats are set to interview Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Nate Tibbetts today and Orlando Magic assistant Patrick Ewing later this week. Tibbetts has worked for Cavs coach Byron Scott since December of 2011. Most of his experience is as a head coach in the NBA’s development league. Tibbetts spent two seasons as coach of the Tulsa 66ers and two previous to that as coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce.