Reporting Mark Yarbro
Just when you think the Charlotte Bobcats are taking a couple of steps forward, they take a few backward. They performed this little dance step a few days ago when they decided that Mike Dunlap “wasn’t a good fit”, and relieved him of his head coaching duties after just one year.
To say that Dunlap was not given a fair shot at succeeding as the Bobcats top guy may be putting it kindly.
He had perhaps the worst roster in the NBA and was unable to truly improve that roster because of some of the worst contracts in the league. Still, the Bobcats tripled their win total from 2011-12, a shortened season at that, and were easily more competitive than last year when there were many nights that you feel they would have been double digit underdogs to the Kentucky Wildcats.
You can question whether his hard demeanor wore on his players. Some wondered about his four hour practices, but hey, did you notice that this team won seven and lost 59 the previous year? Maybe they needed the extra work.
All I know is the Bobcats will be making their 5th head coaching hire is seven years. That’s not a recipe for success, it’s a recipe for disaster. Funny, that’s what it feels like we are in the process of watching, one big sports disaster.