NBA Trade Rumors: Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats Targeting Baron Davis

December 23rd, 2010 by Justin Eisenband Leave a reply »
Last year, the Charlotte Bobcats finished 44-38 under Larry Brown, making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. While the Bobcats were clearly not a top team in the Eastern Conference, as demonstrated by the Orlando Magic sweeping them in the first round, Charlotte seemed to be on the right path towards rebuilding.

Fast forward to this year. The Bobcats have started the season 9-19, just one and a half games above the cellar dwelling Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers.

This week, coach Larry Brown resigned under pressure from Michael Jordan. Jordan has turned to former Charlotte Hornets coach Paul Silas to recapture some of the glory days of Charlotte basketball.

In four full seasons under Silas (including one in New Orleans), the Hornets went 186-142, making the playoffs all four years and winning two playoff series. Silas has already secured Charles Oakley on his bench and has also contacted former Hornets P.J. Brown and Muggsy Bogues for positions on his staff.

However, Silas is looking at former Hornets not just for the bench, but on the court as well.

Recent rumors have suggested that Charlotte ...

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