SJU assistant to interview with Bobcats

May, 8, 2012
St. John's assistant coach Mike Dunlap is a candidate for the head coaching job with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, and is expected to be formally interviewed in Charlotte next week.

“Coach Dunlap’s being invited to interview for the head coaching position with the Charlotte Bobcats is a compliment to Mike and our program," said St. John's head coach Steve Lavin. "I enthusiastically support Mike in the process. As a head coach, I encourage all of my assistants to aspire to become head coaches.”

Dunlap has some NBA experience, having spent two years as an assistant coach under George Karl with the Denver Nuggets. And he served as the de facto head coach at St. John's for most of this past season, as Lavin recuperated from prostate cancer surgery.

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Kieran Darcy is an staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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