A person familiar with the situation says the Bobcats have trimmed their coaching search to three — Jerry Sloan, Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not made its list of candidates public.

ESPN first reported Charlotte had trimmed its original list of candidates from 10 to three.

Bobcats owner Michael Jordan will meet with Shaw, an assistant with the Indiana Pacers, and Snyder, an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers, at some point this week. Sloan has already met with Jordan.

Eliminated from consideration were Orlando assistant coach Patrick Ewing, Charlotte assistant Stephen Silas, ex-Portland coach Nate McMillan, Golden State assistant Michael Malone, Cleveland assistant Nate Tibbetts, Memphis assistant Dave Joerger and St. John's University assistant Mike Dunlap.