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Bobcats turn to Brokaw to replace Mitchell

6/29/2004 - Charlotte Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats wasted no time
replacing Sam Mitchell, hiring Gary Brokaw as their lead assistant
coach Tuesday.

Brokaw, originally a candidate for Charlotte's general manager
job, had been the Bobcats' director of player personnel. He takes
over for Mitchell, who was hired as head coach of the Toronto
Raptors on Tuesday.

Brokaw will continue some of his player personnel duties in a
reduced role, while assistant general manager Karl Hicks will
assume most of the responsibilities.

Brokaw was heavily involved in the scouting, planning and
selecting of players in the Bobcats' NBA expansion draft last week.
He also managed Charlotte's predraft workouts and selected the
players for this week's minicamp.

Brokaw, an All-American guard at Notre Dame, played four seasons
with the Milwaukee Bucks.

He then spent 10 seasons as a collegiate coach, five as head
coach at Iona. Brokaw then moved into the NBA as an executive,
spending eight seasons with Orlando as director of player personnel
and was also the director of basketball operations at the NBA
office.