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Ex-NBA center Mokeski hired as Bobcats assistant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Bobcats coach Sam Vincent
completed his staff Wednesday by hiring former NBA center Paul
Mokeski as an assistant coach.

The 7-foot Mokeski played 12 seasons in the NBA, including a
seven-year stint with the Milwaukee Bucks. He most recently served
as a scout with the Dallas Mavericks and an assistant coach with
Fort Worth of the NBA's developmental league.

Mokeski will join Lee Rose, Phil Ford and Jeff Capel on
Vincent's bench. Vincent was hired to replace Bernie Bickerstaff
last month.

Vincent said he chose the 50-year-old Mokeski to help groom
Charlotte's front line, which includes center Primoz Brezec and
power forward Emeka Okafor.

"We have a lot of confidence in his ability to make our big
guys better," said Vincent, who worked with Mokeski coaching the
Mavericks' summer league team.