Celts Assistant Being Interviewed for Hornets Job

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Hornets have met with Boston

Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau and former NBA player Mark Jackson

about the club's head coaching vacancy.

Team spokesman Harold Kaufman says general manager Jeff Bower

and team president Hugh Weber met with the two candidates in Boston

on Thursday. Jackson is currently a national NBA television


Gary Chouest, who has agreed to a deal with George Shin to

become the majority owner of the Hornets, also attended the Boston


The Hornets have now interviewed five candidates for the job.

The club also met with former Dallas coach Avery Johnson and

current Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey on Tuesday, and with former

NBA coach Mike Fratello on Wednesday.