Former Spartan Vincent Takes Over Bobcats

Former Spartans guard Sam Vincent is all set to take over as head coach of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats as early as today.

Former Spartans guard Sam Vincent is all set to take over as head coach of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats as early as today.

Vincent, a native of Lansing, MI has served as an NBA assistant for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks for just one season, but won out for the position over such notables as Paul Silas, Stan Van Gundy, Herb Williams, Mario Elie, Lionel Hollins and Reggie Theus.

Charlotte has admitted that it had eyes for Toronto head coach Sam Mitchell and asked for permission to speak to him, which was promptly denied by GM Bryan Colangelo.

At just 44-years old, Vincent becomes one of the league's youngest coaches and will replace GM Bernie Bickerstaff at the helm of the Bobcats.

At least part of the reason Vincent was tabbed was his relationship with Charlotte owner Michael Jordan with whom Vincent played for two seasons in Chicago.

GSN sends its congratulations to former Spartans great Sam Vincent on his new head coaching position.

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