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I think the Charlotte Bobcats made the right move in hiring Mike Dunlap last summer. They needed a coach known for developing a young roster that could get them through another trying season.
I also think the Bobcats were right in firing Dunlap yesterday. You’re not going to make many friends coaching the way Dunlap does, and unless he was able to build relationships with his players, or the front office, his position should have been treated like a temp job.
Now the Bobcats can go out and try to find a proven head coach that can hopefully get the club closer to respectability. More importantly, a top tier free agent is more likely to sign here with someone that has that top level experience, instead of Dunlap, who had never done t before.
Even though I support the Bobcats for hiring and firing Dunlap, I understand what many in the community are asking: why does Michael Jordan run through coaches so quickly, does he have a plan and what makes us believe he can be a successful owner?
I’m assuming the reason he parted ways with Dunlap is because he believes he can attract an experienced head coach, can acquire top free agents, and believes next season could be the beginning of some real signs of progress. If not, and Jordan is once again making changes, you wonder if the community will have had enough.