The Charlotte Bobcats have now played 16 games since Paul Silas took over for the fired Larry Brown as Head Coach. Since that’s equal to one NFL season, and gives players enough time to develop trends, I figured now would be a good time to check in on the progress Coach Silas and company have made. In 28 games, Larry Brown went 9-19. In just 16, Silas has won 10 games to 6 losses. Extrapolate that over 82 games, and Silas, using the same roster, would win 52 games to Brown’s 26. But its more than just the win/loss numbers, startling as they are.
The Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Philadelphia 76ers last night behind an amazing offensive outburst by DJ Augustin in the first half and some clutch jump shooting late in the 4th quarter by Gerald Henderson. My question is this: If Larry Brown watched this game last night, What must he have thought? Here is one guy that he tormented constantly when he was coach, looking unstoppable in the first half, and here is another guy that could barely get on the court while he was head coach, hitting clutch jumpers late in crunch time to seal the deal for the Cats.
Well lucky readers, We here at BobcatsPlanet have managed to procure video of what LB did to his television set after watching the events that took place in last night’s game:
Judging from that video, it was time for Brown to upgrade anyway.
You can’t go back to calling them the Bullets, even though it was a cool nickname. There’s even a blog called Bullets Forever but you just can’t name a team the Bullets in a city like Washington when you’ve had the situation like ol’ Wacky Agent Zero Doo Doo in Your Shoe Arenas had. Sorry, you have to stick with the Wizards. Hell, you had Michael Jordan play as a Wizard, not a Bullet. So, what comes to mind when you think Wizards?
Well, hate to tell you but you just got beat…again. On the road no less? I don’t wanna rub it in or gloat but the Washington Wizards have not won a game on the road at all this year. They have this roster that just sort of baffles me, like a 13 year old kid on NBA 2k whatever and he just trades and trades and trades and has these ok draft picks and somehow it doesn’t work for them. John Wall has been injured, Agent Poo Poo Shoe wasn’t what he was, he got traded, the took on the horrible contract of one Rashard Lewis. It just seems like a horrible storm of shoes filled with poo. Flip Saunders is their coach, he’s had some success, he is trying really hard, even showing this video:
Well, today’s been an interesting day, hasn’t it? I was in the middle of a nap before heading to work this evening when my phone exploded, right around 4 o’clock. Just Monday I posted on my facebook that “All I want for Christmas is Larry Brown to be fired.” Well, Santa seemed to be in a giving mood this week, because Christmas came early!
“I met with Coach Brown two weeks ago about the team’s performance and what we could do to improve it. We met again this morning after practice. The team has clearly not lived up to either of our expectations and we both agreed that a change was necessary,” Jordan said.
Honestly, sounds to me like Michael Jeffery Jordan called coach Brown, former Coach Brown, into the office after practice today and said “Hey, we gotta make a change, do you want to call it your decision?” Nice, classy move by MJ but, damn, it had to happen.
Ric Bucher of ESPN was just on TV and said ” Essentially, the Bobcats had two embarrassing losses, and they saw themselves going nowhere fast. and as much as the players had been under-performing there had been some questions how much energy Larry Brown had for the job as well. So rather than simply begin trading players, which they are certainly exploring, the feeling is ‘We need to find out exactly where we are. How much is it that it’s the players responding to the lack of energy from their coach? We’re going to have to find that out first.”
Wow. I just dictated from TV. I am very proud of myself and would like to thank my brother in law for getting a DVR.
Seriously, the frustrations we have had as fans, as outsiders, is minuscule compared to within the organization. Losing Raymond Felton, Tyson Chandler, veterans like Larry Hughes, Flip Murray, Theo Ratliff, even Stephen Graham, have put a strain on things. Larry Brown and his “gimme more talent, can’t win with what I’ve got” attitude has certainly put things way out of any semblance of tranquility over at 333 E. Trade.
If the Charlotte Bobcats’ on court performance were a Christmas Song, it would sound EXACTLY like this…
Happy Holidays Everyone!