Stephen Jackson: Not Sad to See Larry Brown Go

by January 10, 2011

Let’s just say that for Cap’n Jack and his teammates, no longer having Larry Brown around is a welcome change. The AP has the quotes: “It’s kind of like losing a team. Nobody wanted to play no more,’ Jackson said. ‘Everybody wanted to play a different style than we were playing. We didn’t agree with what was going on. Obviously, it wasn’t working, so we needed a change. We had to figure something out.’ Brown, coaching his 13th professional or college team, led the Bobcats to 44-38 record and the franchise’s first playoff berth last season after a number of moves, including Jackson’s acquisition in a November 2009 trade with Golden State. But after getting swept by Orlando in the first round of the playoffs, things started to sour under the well-traveled Brown … ‘We’re younger and we have to play a little faster,’ Jackson said. ‘The makeup of the team is different and I think now with Paul as coach the young guys have more confidence to go out there and play basketball and not worry about coming out of the game … You can’t blame Coach Brown because we have to play the games,’ Jackson said. ‘But at the end of the day, when you make a change like that it has the domino effect of getting everybody up and loving the game. It’s definitely worked so far.'”