St. John's: Mike Dunlap Hired as New Bobcats Head Coach
National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- St. John's assistant men's basketball coach Mike Dunlap has been hired as the Charlotte Bobcats head coach, the University said in a statement released Tuesday morning.
ESPN NBA Insider Chris Broussard was told by NBA sources that the Bobcats will make an official announcement Wednesday at a press conference in Charlotte.
Dunlap has never been a head coach in Division I college ball or the NBA, but he did coach the Red Storm last season once head coach Steve Lavin took a leave of absence to deal with prostate cancer.
"The Johnnies basketball family is ecstatic for Coach Dunlap's opportunity. Mike's selection as the Charlotte Bobcats' head coach is a well-deserved honor," Lavin said in a statement. "To make the unprecedented jump from college assistant to NBA head coach is testament to both Mike's abilities as a teacher and our basketball program's marked improvement over the past 27 months."
Dunlap has over 30 years of coaching experience between college and the pros. He has been assistant coach at Oregon and Arizona. He is also a two-time Division II national champion and Coach of the Year.
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