Bobcats Coaching Search: Charlotte Hires Mike Dunlap Over Quin Snyder

In a surprise, the Charlotte Bobcats have hired St. John's assistant coach Mike Dunlap to be their next coach, the Charlotte Observer reports.

It was believed that former Mizzou coach and current Lakers assistant Quin Snyder and Pacers assistant Brian Shaw were the two finalists after former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan removed himself from consideration.

Dunlap is a former Nuggets assistant and took over as acting head coach for St. John's while Steven Lavin dealt with prostate cancer surgery this season.

From the Observer:

The Observer’s source, who asked for anonymity because Dunlap’s hire isn’t official, said Dunlap impressed the front office with his high energy and collaborative approach. Also, he wants to run an up-tempo offense and attacking defense that figures to fit some of the Bobcats’ younger personnel.

Read more about the Charlotte Bobcats' coaching search at our StoryStream here. SB Nation Kansas City is your source for local sports news, updates and analysis. For all news and information regarding the Charlotte Bobcats, please visit Rufus on Fire.

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