Sorry for taking so long to get him back up here. Here goes.
BCP: According to Matt Rochinski, Brevin Knight’s internship ends on the 31st. Will he be sticking around on the radio past then?
MT: At the time Matt Rochinski wrote that, the plan was for Brevin to stay until December 31st. That plan has changed, and Brevin will continue to provide color analysis for our home radio broadcasts, and other spot duties like studio analyst at halftime of our game at Miami on Saturday.
BCP: With the Bobcats improvement this year, is there any possibility of the NBA using it’s flex scheduling to give the team a national broadcast outside of NBA TV?
MT: There is always a chance that ESPN/TNT/NBATV will change their schedule to add a matchup that has become desirable. If we continue to beat teams like Cleveland, Denver, Atlanta and Miami, they will start to look for us to replace a game featuring an underperforming team.
BCP: With the new chat system for in-game coverage up, are there any plans to have fan chats with other members of the organization in the future?
MT: The chat system is set up primarily for use during games, and that precludes involving players. However, we are working on getting other executives on for a q&a at halftime, and maybe even a different chat format during the day or an evening when we don’t play with some of our players.
[Note: Matt Rochinski says that as soon as they work out a player chat, Gerald Wallace will be the first up]
BCP: Charlotte ranks 22nd in the league in total attendance so far, filling just under 15,000 seats per game, with just one sellout (that I’m aware of) and are 24th in attendance percentage. What can be done to sell more seats?
MT: Given the local economy, football schedule and holiday season, averaging around 15,000 per game is pretty good for November and December. In the Carolinas, people really start paying attention to basketball starting in January, and we expect to see our attendance number grow now as a result. We have some great teams coming to Time Warner Cable Arena in the next several weeks, and should be able to capitalize on our franchise-best start at home with those teams visiting during basketball’s more traditional months.