Jazz player personnel director Walt Perrin, entering his third season with Utah, said he considers himself No. 4 in the list of four candidates for the general manager's job with the new Charlotte Bobcats franchise. He expects to soon have an interview for the position and is friends with the other three known candidates plus Charlotte executive vice president Ed Tapscott.
Charlotte recently received permission from Utah VP for basketball operations Kevin O'Connor to formally speak with Perrin.
Perrin said he thinks Bernie Bickerstaff, the former coach who has been operating the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA, has the inside track for the position because he's already on-staff. "I have no idea," Perrin said about his own chances. "It's a four-horse race, and I think I'm No. 4."
Others up for the position are Boston GM Chris Wallace, who interviewed Tuesday; and former Orlando player personnel director Gary Brokaw.