The Bobcats will ask the Magic for permission to interview Patrick Ewing for their head coaching vacancy.

Ewing would welcome the opportunity to interview.

"No one's called yet, but I'd definitely have some interest in any job," Ewing said. "I've, no doubt, put in my apprenticeship working as an assistant coach for nine years now, so I'm just looking for an opportunity."

Ewing is a good friend of Michael Jordan, owner of the Bobcats.

Ewing interviewed last offseason with the Pistons.