The Seattle SuperSonics have decided to hire P.J. Carlesimo as their new head coach, an NBA source said Tuesday evening.Thanks to Supersonicsouliac John McWalter for the tip!
Carlesimo has spent the previous five seasons as an assistant on the staff of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
Seattle’s new owner, Clay Bennett -- a former member of the Spurs’ ownership group -- has tried to use the Spurs as a blueprint to remake the Sonics. Last month, Bennett hired Spurs assistant general manager Sam Presti to oversee the Sonics’ front office.
Seattle is expected to announce Carlesimo’s hiring Wednesday afternoon.
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UPDATE: The Seattle P.I. reports that the Sonics have a press conference scheduled for Thursday afternoon. It looks like this might be for reals.