Bobcats Look to Build on Franchise’s Best Season


Michael Jordan Bobcats

The waiting game paid off for the Bobcats franchise which made their first ever post-season appearance in 2009-2010.  Now, Michael Jordan and management must build off that success if Charlotte is to keep pace in the Eastern Conference.

By: David Kay

’09-’10 Season in Review:

It was a season of firsts for the Bobcats franchise.  In their sixth year in existence, Charlotte posted their first ever winning season and made their inaugural trip to the post-season by earning the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.  Even though they were swept out of the first round of the playoffs by the Magic, the accomplishments of the 2009-2010 has brought hope for the future.

A couple factors played a part in the team’s success.  First and foremost was the head coaching job of Larry Brown whose no nonsense style and experience paid off.  The other major factor was the early season acquisition of veteran two guard Stephen Jackson.  The often troubled Jackson transformed himself into a key component under Brown and provided the ‘Cats with a much needed scoring punch as S-Jack averaged a career-high 21.6 points per game.  The arrival of Jackson allowed Gerald Wallace to slide into a role more suited for him as a complimentary scorer.

Once again, the Bobcats hung their hat on their defense; allowing the least amount of points in the league.  That was a must for Charlotte who finished 28th in scoring and in the bottom-third in both field goal and three-point percentage.

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