Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went to the Charlotte Bobcats with the second overall pick in the draft, but, can he really do anything for them? No. He’s a great player with a ton of fire and passion, but he’s going to a team where Michael Jordan is making the picks, and the problem with that is simple. MJ can’t pick talent.
Mike Dunlap will be the man in charge of improving a Charlotte Bobcats teams that finished a putrid 7-59 this past season.
Never heard of him? Well, obviously, he’s not Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan. Nor is he Indiana assistant Brian Shaw or Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder.
Still no clue? Dunlap is actually a St. John’s assistant coach. Dunlap, who will replace Paul Silas, took over head coaching duties with the St. John’s program last season after head coach Steve Lavin took a leave of absence to deal with prostate cancer. And though he has more than 30 years of coaching experience in college and the pros, he has never been a head coach at the Division I or NBA level.
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Charlotte Bobcats Hire St. John’s Assistant Mike Dunlap
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I know that the balls in the little hopper do not have personalities or agendas or anything like that. I know that the league tried to get away from the frozen envelope by having the lottery balls in the hopper. So, then they can’t fix the lottery. However, the team that has the worst record should get the first pick, right?
Right? I don’t think so. Not anymore. With the way professional sports is, there are more guys out there than there are spots for them on teams. I know, we could contract a few teams and it would be fine, but, just think for a moment about what it means for there to be so much talent and so many guys out there.
There are stats and records that certain NBA franchises hold and can be proud of for years to come: the Boston Celtics have the most championships with 17, a league best 72-10 record by the Chicago Bulls during the 1995-96 season and a league best 62% winning percentage by the Los Angeles Lakers are just some at the tip of the iceberg.
For fans of the Charlotte Bobcats, a dark and embarrassing record is lingering as the 2011-12 comes to a close that no team wants to hold in their history: becoming the worst NBA franchise in the league.
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Charlotte Bobcats On Verge Of Becoming Worst NBA Team…Ever
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Charles Barkley has never been afraid to speak his mind.
Even if it means dissing the greatest basketball player of all time.
In a recent radio interview, Chuck gave a theory as to why Chicago Bulls legend and good friend Michael Jordan has largely failed as an NBA executive.
“I think the biggest problem has been I don’t know if he has hired enough people around him who he will listen to,” Barkley said.
“I love Michael, but he just has not done a good job. Even though he is one of my great friends, I can’t get on here and tell you he’s done a great job. He has not done a great job, plain and simple.”
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Charles Barkley Criticizes Michael Jordan’s Management Skills
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Michael Jordan has never been one to shy away from telling the world how he feels.
That approach hasn’t changed since he became the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.
The greatest player to ever play in the NBA was fined $100,000 for public comments he made last month about the lockout and one of the league’s players.
Jordan, who along with Bucks owner Herb Kohl recently lobbied other owners to support revenue sharing, told The Herald Sun: “We need a lot of financial support throughout the league as well as revenue sharing to keep this business afloat.
11 days ago the Charlotte Bobcats began an important four-game winning streak that instantly put their name into the playoff mix.
They started it off with impressive back-to-back victories over the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks, followed by two more wins against the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Prior to the Knicks game, most had already forgotten about Charlotte, including one Yahoo! Sports headline story that read: “Last Ones In” with a quad-screen picture of the Grizzlies Zach Randolph, Bucks Brandon Jennings, Pacers Danny Granger and Rockets Kevin Martin. The subtitle read: “The chase for the final Western playoff spot is coming down to Memphis vs. Houston. Out East, it’s Indiana vs. Milwaukee.”
True of false: only two teams in the NBA have winning all-time records against the Los Angeles Lakers. If you answered true, give yourself a pat on the back. But be careful not to fall over in your chair when you hear that one of those teams is the Charlotte Bobcats (the other being the Boston Celtics).
Unfathomable as it may seem, the Bobcats own the Lakers. They have won eight of the past 10 meetings against L.A. and currently hold an 8-5 all-time record against the two-time defending champs.