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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 4:10 pm  |  24 responses

Larry Brown Steps Down as Bobcats Head Coach

He’s gone! But, of course, LB is already reportedly “on the lookout” for another gig: “Charlotte Bobcats Chairman and CEO Michael Jordan announced today that Larry Brown is stepping down as head coach of the team, effective immediately. ‘I met with Coach Brown two weeks ago about the team’s performance and what we could do to improve it. We met again this morning after practice. The team has clearly not lived up to either of our expectations and we both agreed that a change was necessary,’ Jordan said. ‘This was a difficult decision for both of us, but one that needed to be made. I want to thank Larry for everything he has done for our team. He has played a key role in this organization’s development, including coaching us to our first playoff appearance last season. Larry will continue to be a valuable advisor to me regarding the team. The search for a successor will begin immediately.’ Brown was named the third head coach in team history on April 29, 2008, and compiled a record of 88-104 (.458) in two-plus seasons with the Bobcats.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Dang…guess this was bound to happen sooner than later. Bill Lambeer anyone?

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    The housecats suck.

  • MUBWAR

    Jordan whyyyyy? Instead of shipping out guys that don’t feel like playing like Captain Jack, you fired the only hope of your team.

  • JTaylor21

    Of course as soon as the going gets tough, Larry the Rat tucks his tail between his legs and flees.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Larry Brown’s formula for every team is the same. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t

  • Stepfan

    Two things. The players quit on Larry and second the Bobcats simply don’t have the talent to compete with anybody else in the league on a nightly basis. No offense to Gerald Wallace (who plays hard every game and plays both ends of the floor) but he is not a go to guy. Every team in the league has their star or go to guy. At best on another team Gerald is a third option. But Larry does it again; he takes mediorce talent and makes them play or peak to their potenial aka making the playoffs last season. Larry come to the Wizards cause Flip Sauders sucks.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    @Nick:
    I have been lobbying for Laimbeer, too.
    I think he would be a solid coach somewhere.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    well they need a makeover so it sounds good, i mean it was going to happen sooner or later anyway so why not now.. wont be too long before jackson and wallace are shipped off either so we bout to see the good ole bobcats going back to their old selves after one suprisingly good season.. that said.. the cats suck now just like they always have

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!! PAUL SILAS TIME! CAPS LOCK ON! And for those of you who didnt watch the Bobcats this year, just know Larry Brown tried to do crazy stuff that didnt work so all the players refused to listen and he quit. No 3 point defense, no 3 point field goals, overplaying scrubs, and benching young talent = flat out retarded. He hand picked most of the roster, which lacked talent in a number of places. I appreciate all he did but it is time to move on for everybody; Larry Brown, the Bobcats, and the fans.

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com just bcuz

    who in their right mind would think mike actually fired larry brown? Larry just wanted to leave. the team was a train wreck this year and i dont blame him. The guy is 70 years old who the hell wants to suffer through a season like this

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Larry wouldve stayed if the team was crafted exactly how he wanted it, but it wasnt. He hates DJ Augustin and doesnt work well with him, he is still butthurt that Raymond is gone, and he didnt get the center he needed to replace Tyson Chandler (who he didnt like because Tyson didnt work hard enough 100% of the time). So Larry tried all sorts of crazy stuff and the players saw the insanity in it/just tuned him out.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Im just going to say this: the Sixers got blown out last night and Doug Collins most likely is on thin ice. Larry has been linked to the Sixers since this summer and is going back to Philly anyway to live with his family. Dont be suprised……

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Bet, the team has no great young talent to build on. Their only hope is the draft lottery. Even then, what are they winning?

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    two words….Mike Woodson

  • D Michael

    Larry can join the Lakers when Phil hangs it up next year.

  • jermareo davidson

    All I’m saying is if u choose to start kwame brown and Matt Carroll in the same night….we don’t want you anymore

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    I disagree Tarzan. Derrick Brown tries to dunk the ball every time he gets it but he reminds me of what Wallace was when he first came to Charlotte. DJ Augustin still has a lot to show and if Livingston ever recovers he could be special. Tyrus Thomas is the main guy though, and he likes Charlotte so he wont be going crazy on us. But after that we really have nothing; Wallace and Jackson are on the decline.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Oakley is going to be an assistant. The Bobcats are either going to win games or get the sh!t beaten out of them.

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  • ClydeSays

    Jordan, for all his greatness as a player, is a cost cutting owner & a questionable judge of talent. Brown can’t/won’t coach or play anyone but vets who know their roles. How was that ever going to work? Silas might be better if Jordan wants to clear the roster & start over.

  • MikeC.

    Don’t be surprised if Larry’s next stop is college or high school. When he left the Knicks, he said he wanted to coach college again for a couple of years, then work with young kids to develop fundamentals.

  • Justin

    I just can’t see a Michael Jordan owned team being coached by Bill Laimbeer

  • RedRum

    obviously what MJ is doing is tanking to get a good place in the draft. LB would not stay in such a situation not at this point of his career. the team needs talent and since no one wants to play with the bobs the only way to upgrade is through the draft. now… not sure how thos gonna happen given MJs appaling record drafting…

  • Bryan

    i dont get why ppl thought the bobcats would be good this year. They lost their starting centre and pg and didnt replace them with a player worth anything. So how are they supposed to make the playoffs like last year

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