2010 NBA Playoffs: Can Charlotte Defeat the East’s Top Three Teams?

March 18th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
I will be the first to admit, the idea of the Charlotte Bobcats qualifying for the 2010 NBA postseason was a foreign one to me, and even though I felt the Bobcats had taken positive steps, the playoffs still seemed like a long shot.

Hiring Larry Brown as coach was the first step, and acquiring Stephen Jackson has proved to be the move which has spurred Charlotte from the throes of mediocrity to the cusp of their first NBA playoff berth in team history.

The young, athletic Bobcats have bought into Brown's defensive philosophy, and the level of discipline the team displays is also a reflection of their coach and his rigid standards on the court.

Brown doesn't mind if a player has baggage in his personal life, because he feels if discipline is learned on the basketball court, then it might seep over into a player's personal life.

Brown's approach has had varying degrees of success, but he has always established open lines of communication with his team, and is not afraid to both encourage and admonish a player for his performance.

He is the ultimate teacher and the Bobcats have grown into apt pupils, grasping onto Brown's ins ...

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