Knick assistant coach Herb Williams' friendship with Michael Jordan helped land him an interview in Charlotte with the Bobcats on Tuesday afternoon for the team's head-coaching vacancy, the New York Post is reporting.
Williams met with Jordan, the Bobcats' managing partner, and departing coach Bernie Bickerstaff.
Through buddy Patrick Ewing, Williams became friends with Jordan. If Williams gets the job, he'd either bring along Ewing, or Ewing would take Williams' Knick spot.
While Williams told a confidant the Charlotte interview "went great," he is not considered a front-runner, with the list of candidates at eight.
Williams, a former Pacer, also is close with Indiana owner Herb Simon and could get an interview there, too.