Welcome Bobcats Fans! March 29th 2003
This is the first insallment of a weeklt write-up regarding the latest
Charlotte Bobcats news, opinions, and rumors. Once the inaugural
begins, look for game analysis and stats galore - right here on
Now, let's get on with it.....
According to Bernie Bickerstaff (our GM and Head Coach) we will be
younger players with a limited salary and a high basketball IQ for our
This is in my opinion, a smart move. I mean, if we are going to be
a franchise, we need to start somewhere, right?
Even though the above paragraph is old news, it is still vital to know
the time the NBA Draft begins (June 22nd or 23rd).
Also worth noting, is that we will be picking 4th in the Draft. This
great for us because we can either get a great rookie (hopefully), or
our #4 slot as bait to trade for a possible future franchise player.
possiblities are really endless for us this year. If you really think
it, we have a lot going for us. We will be the 1st NBA expansion team
history to enter the league withought another expansion team (In the
the NBA has introduced expansion teams to the league in pairs). This
that we will not have to contend with another team when the
"protected/unprotected" lists come out. Also, our head coach is no
to building struggling teams to competitive franchises. This is a plus
because it proves that Mr. Bickerstaff can handle the pressure and
that the media puts on you when you are in charge of a struggling team
expansion team). Yet another reason why the Bobcats in my opinion,
a lot better than predicted, is because of the newly-created
division" we will be put in. This new division will consist of the
Hawks, Magic, Heat, and us. Considering these teams' records this
year.....whose to say that the Bobcats won't have a good possibility of
becoming division champions their first year? So what that we'll be an
expansion team! The teams in our future division all play ball like
Honestly you guys, I think that we'll have a great year, and I'm
forward to talking Bobcats basketball with everyone.
Well, that's all for now.......until next week......
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