from the Charlotte Bobcats web site at nba.com:
Charlotte Bobcats Managing Member of Basketball Operations Michael Jordan announced Saturday that Sam Vincent has been relieved of his head coaching duties. The decision was made after Vincent met with Jordan following the season. The search for his replacement will begin immediately.
â€œThe decision to remove Sam as head coach after just one season was difficult, but it was a decision that had to be made because my first obligation is to do what is in the best interest of our team,â€ Jordan said.
In one season with the Bobcats, Vincent posted a 32-50 record. On May 25, 2007, he was named the franchiseâ€™s second head coach, replacing Bernie Bickerstaff, who stepped down at the end of the 2006-07 season. Prior to joining the Bobcats, Vincent spent one season as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks and three seasons as a head coach in the National Basketball Association Development League.
A seven-year NBA player, Vincent was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (20th overall) in the 1985 NBA Draft and won an NBA title as a reserve in his rookie year. Vincent appeared in 396 games and averaged 7.8 points and 3.9 assists with Seattle, Chicago, Orlando and Boston.
Here are just a few of the fan comments from the Bobcats’ web site:
This move was i think the best move possible for the bobcats. As a very huge fan myself i think the bobcats need experince coaching and players.We are a very good team we just need the right person to coach us. If Larry Brown comes in he knows how to get players and win. So actually ive been waiting for this to happen.
Thie best thing to do for the team i believe would be to bring in Larry Brown.
nice move by jordan….the next thing he should do id to get larry brown
Why fired Vincent,give him another chance to coach this team or somewhere else ok!
IT WAS NOT THE HEAD COACH FAULT WHEN THE TEAM SUFFERS A LOSS. IF SOME OF THE PLAYERS STAY HEALTHY WE COULD SEE MORE WINS.
Thankyou Michael thankyou.Sam should’ve done much better with that team,yeah they were without May and Morrison but 32-50 is unacceptable with Felton,JR,Wallace and Okafor.The Bobcats should’ve finished the season around the 38-44 mark,32 wins isn’t even an improvement from previous seasons,and they struggled just to get 32-50.Sam’s rotations were screwqed up as well, why didn’t he have Nazr in the starting lineup is beyond me. You make a trade for the guy to fill an obvious spot that the Bobcats needed and he brings him off the bench? And then he starts McInnis?
Glad to see Michael doing what’s right for the team and not relying on future improvements.
GREAT DECISION! I applaud Michael and the organization for this. Vincent just wasn’t the right fit for us and it was obvious throughout the season that something just wasn’t there. We need an experience coach to come in and teach these guys how to win (cough….Larry Brown….cought)
Great news..Show the fans you are a manager..Mikie…We need to win next year…think I will renew tixs now…
Could Larry Brown be a Bobcat?
Good move something had to be done!!
can you say Larry Brown
maybe michael jordan wants to be a player coach…. you can’t win if you don’t have Great Players…… Load up your team with players only from nc and you will lose… aka sean may…. for example
Well, well no big surprise there (sorry Sam) but we all know where Charlotte is headed now. Who couls blame them. Good Luck L.B. maybe you can convince one ex-player to join you there.
Larry Brown Baby.
*****Is this Larry Brown thing a done deal? He seems a bit old to be gettnig mixed up in something like this circus that’s going on down in Charlottetown…*****