Friday , Mar , 13 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Could Patrick Ewing Coach the Washington Wizards?

If the Washington Wizards are in the market for a head coach, people close to Magic assistant Patrick Ewing say the Hall of Famer would be receptive.

Ewing will not publicly comment about specific jobs that might be open after the season out of respect for those interim coaches currently on board.

While Ewing would prefer a team with some better building blocks than the wretched Wizards — who have the worst record in the East at 15-50 — he wants to land one of the coveted jobs after serving six seasons as an NBA assistant.