Thank God, he didn't even want to coach the Bobcats in the first place lol.
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By MIKE CRANSTON
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bernie Bickerstaff will not return as
coach of the Charlotte Bobcats next season, but will be invited to
stay with the organization.
Part-owner Michael Jordan said Tuesday that Bickerstaff, who
also serves as general manager, is an "integral part" of the
franchise. Charlotte is 23-41 and last in the Southeast Division.
"I don't see him distancing himself away," Jordan said. "I
feel he's been an important part to getting this franchise to where
it is now. It will give me the most pleasure to continue that
process until we get to where we have to go."
Bickerstaff, 67-161 in three seasons, said when he was first
hired to run the expansion team that he wanted to coach for only
two or three years before becoming the full-time general manager.
But when Jordan was brought in as a minority owner and given the
final say on basketball decisions, Bickerstaff's future was in
"I want him involved," Jordan said. "We just haven't decided
if that's as general manager or president of basketball operations.
I see him staying with the organization."
Jordan, in his first meeting with local reporters since June,
said he has yet to begin a search for a new coach.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
while bernie is not the best coach, he has done about as well as anyone could with what he was given to work with (wallace, okafor, may have all missed significant time in the last 2 years). hopefully we'll hire a true student of the game to be at the helm
I for one am glad to see him go. I am so sick of that SMALL line up consisting of a 6.2 shooting guard and a 5 .10 point
No ill feelings to Bernie but glad to see you go.....
Hey Bumpus ... post of the month, man.
LET THE PARADE BEGIN AT MY HOUSE!!
THE HAPPIEST SONG I CAN THINK OF....
BERNIE... THANK YOU FOR GETTIN US THIS FAR... AND I HOPE YOU STAY IN THE GM OFFICE, WITH JORDAN.
** fixed those 2 youtube links for you -ziggy-
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"