Mar 3, 2012; Piscatawy, NJ, USA; St. John's Red Storm assistant coach Mike Dunlap during the second half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeat the St. John's Red Storm 61-58. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
I'm completely blindsided by this move. No words right now.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER EXCLUSIVE: St. John’s assistant Mike Dunlap has been has accepted the head coach of the Charlotte #Bobcats. (cont.)— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 19, 2012
I mean, this guy barely registered a blip on the radar for anyone. SB Nation's St. John's blog, Rumble in the Garden was the only place I even saw where people mentioned he was out of the race. It was just a forgone conclusion. And no one -- NO ONE -- thought he was in the running with Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder. Shoot, minutes before Bonnell broke the news, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, superhero NBA rumor discoverer had this breaking news:
Nate McMillan and Brian Shaw have been informed that they're no longer candidates for Charlotte, sources tell Y! Quin Snyder is frontrunner.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 19, 2012
Wow. Just wow. Here's Rumble in the Garden's original piece on Dunlap as a coach.