To make Bernie Bickerstaff’s job easier for him and because I’m such a nice guy, I went ahead and made out an offseason “To Do” list for several members of the Charlotte Bobcats. By following the action items on this list, the Bobcats should come back stronger in 2006-2007 and actually challenge for the #8 spot in the East.
Emeka Okafor – Get closer to your college playing weight, 275 pounds is too much for your frame and in all likelihood was a major contributor to the ankle injuries that plagued you all season. Improve your low post offense skills, 40% shooting for somebody who is going to hold down the power forward spot simply isn’t going to cut it.
Gerald Wallace – Work on your perimeter offense, If the Bobcats draft Adam Morrison or Rudy Gay then you may be bumped over to shooting guard, so get your game ready just in case.
Raymond Felton – Nothing… Continue to do what you do. Your progress over the course of your rookie season showed that you may very well be this team’s first All-Star.
Brevin Knight – Get used to receiving backup point guard minutes or else work out a deal for a trade. This is now Raymond Felton’s team.
Primoz Brezec – for God’s sake, learn to play a little defense. Just once, for kicks try blocking a shot or popping somebody with a forearm. If you’re not familiar with the concept then check out NBA-TV for examples.
Sean May – Stay out of Dairy Queen, Avoid Krispy Kreme at all costs. Spend your offseason getting into legitimate NBA shape, then come back next season to prove that you can do the same things at the NBA level that you used to do for the Tarheels.
Matt Carroll – Each night at bedtime, Pray for coach that will give you some consistent minutes.
And last but not least…
Bernie Bickerstaff – Set up a news conference to announce that you plan to resign as head coach and begin to lead the search for your replacement.