Bobcats hire Sam Vincent as new head coach

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/6844450

I really hope this works out for the 'cats. Jordan hasn’t exactly shown the best track record as a basketball exec, so hopefully he doesn’t turn us into the Wizards

The way most people I know in Charlotte talk about the Bobcats and Michael Jordan…

I think he could put together a “Laker or Celtic-type of dynasty” franchise here and people would say he just got lucky…the real Jordan is the one who ran the Wizards into the ground.

Not pointing fingers directly at you, YankeeNiner, but its amazing how many people want to rush to judgement on Jordan and his decisions.

Now if Jordan fails to resign Gerald Wallace OR Vincent displays some kind of “in game stupidity” on the bench during games then we (the general public) have the right to flame away.

I ACTUALLY heard a person say that the Bobcats would’ve gotten a better lottery selection, if Jordan didn’t have such a reputation within NBA offices for gambling and being at casinos…still trying to figure that one out.

um… Who cares?

um... Who cares?

people who like and follow the bobcats maybe?

Bob Johnson got what he wanted and in turned shafted the city of Charlotte…

Just ignore me. haha

[QUOTE=SilvioDante;239726]The way most people I know in Charlotte talk about the Bobcats and Michael Jordan…

I think he could put together a “Laker or Celtic-type of dynasty” franchise here and people would say he just got lucky…the real Jordan is the one who ran the Wizards into the ground.

Not pointing fingers directly at you, YankeeNiner, but its amazing how many people want to rush to judgement on Jordan and his decisions.

Now if Jordan fails to resign Gerald Wallace OR Vincent displays some kind of “in game stupidity” on the bench during games then we (the general public) have the right to flame away.

I ACTUALLY heard a person say that the Bobcats would’ve gotten a better lottery selection, if Jordan didn’t have such a reputation within NBA offices for gambling and being at casinos…still trying to figure that one out.[/QUOTE]

I’m not rushing to judgment at all, I’m just saying that his track record is lousy thus far. But I’m a huge Bobcats fan and I think they’re just a couple moves from shaking up the Eastern Conference, so hopefully MJ makes the right ones and that Morrison pans out as well. I think it’d be great for the league to have MJ do well with the team much like Bird did with the Pacers (up until recently)

Bird has been a nightmare as an exec as well, he was a pretty good coach though.

[QUOTE]He also coached the Nigerian men’s team before becoming the head coach of the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League in the 2005-06 season. There he came under the wing of Lee Rose, the former college coach and NBA assistant who is paid to mentor the D-League coaches.

“He’s very poised in everything he does, and he’s very thorough, cerebral,” Rose said of Vincent. "I found him to be a really outstanding candidate that would be able to work his way to an NBA head job. Obviously, it’s happened.

“The big thing is he is a very good people person. And I think that is one of the qualities that the good coaches like Popovich and some of these guys have that are in the NBA.”[/QUOTE]

Lee Rose coached in college? Hmmmmm, I wonder where?

I am ok with Vincent. I think Jordan learned a thing or two with the Wizards. He did make some poor deicisions, but he also enabled them to clean their slate and become a playoff team. How many of use truly excell at our first job? It typically takes a few years to really know what you are doing and in the NBA most execs do not have years to perfect their craft. My one issue is that they did not even interview Marc Iavaroni of the suns. This is a man who has learned D under Riley and O on D’Antonio, how do you not interview him?

Ok…I must be missing something…

The Bobcats go out and hire a guy with exactly 1 year of coaching experience (assistant at that) to lead a young and promising team next year?

I dont get it!!! I know MJ and the front office knows more about the situation than I do…but on the surface…this seems kinda suspect to me. I just want to see someone run the team who has a shred of coaching experience under their belt. Relying on MJ’s front office “ability” seems to be asking a lot of a person.

I wish they would have kept Bickerstaff at the head position…he did great with the young players and was just starting to develop this young team into playoff contenders. Like I’ve said before…had there not been a stretch of like 13 games where Okafor was hurt and they won like 1 game, they would have been in the playoffs…and that’s not mentioning their other injury problems.

[QUOTE=SilvioDante;239875]Lee Rose coached in college? Hmmmmm, I wonder where?[/QUOTE]

From charlotte.com:

Rose attended Friday’s press conference, and don’t be surprised if the former Charlotte Hornets assistant ends up on Vincent’s staff. Vincent wants to hire a veteran lead assistant and mentioned Rose as a possibility.

Rose and Vincent will both be in Orlando, Fla., for next week’s pre-draft camp and Rose said he’d be happy to talk to Vincent then.

The more I hear about Vincent, the more I’m starting to like (especially if he brings Lee Rose back on). Should I be impressed by the Bobcats?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2888168

Bobcats hire Rod Higgin, the Golden State Warriors GM as their new GM.