CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Dallas Mavericks assistant Sam Vincent will become the sixth man to interview for the vacant Charlotte Bobcats coaching job.
A Mavericks spokeswoman confirms that the team has granted the Bobcats permission to talk to Vincent, who recently finished his first season with Dallas.
Vincent would follow former Hornets and Cavaliers coach Paul Silas, former NBA player and assistant Mario Elie, longtime Grizzlies assistant Lionel Hollins, former Heat coach Stan Van Gundy and New Mexico State coach Reggie Theus.
Vincent is a former point guard who played seven years in the N-B-A with Boston, Seattle, Chicago and Orlando. He coached in South Africa and Nigeria before spending the 2005-2006 season coaching the Fort Worth Flyers in the NBA's developmental league.
The Bobcats are looking to replace Bernie Bickerstaff, who served as the expansion team's coach and general manager for its first three years. He'll stay with the team in the front office.
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