During a solid 2009-10 season for the Bobcats, we had our first All-Star in Gerald Wallace, we had our first winning record, and we had our first playoffs birth. With all of that momentum, great things were expected for the future. Then things fell apart.
Before the 2010-11 season even began, Raymond Felton left in free agency and Tyson Chandler was traded for dust and bad contracts. Then Larry Brown finally weaseled his way out of town after a poor start. Gerald Henderson, Tyrus Thomas, and Gana Diop were hobbled with injuries, and fan favorite Gerald Wallace was traded to Portland. The season ended with a 34-48 record and no discernible direction as a franchise.
And just like that, we began our rebuild.