Quick Intro: Charlotte Bobcats History
The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association. The Bobcats are an expansion team that joined the NBA in 2004. They play in the Southeast Division. Their colors are orange, silver and blue.
Charlotte had an NBA team called the Charlotte Hornets which left for New Orleans in 2002. The NBA promised Charlotte another franchise and was quick to deliver opening another franchise in the city just two years later.
The founder of the Bobcats was Robert Johnson. Johnson also founded Black Entertainment Television. His ownership marked another juncture in sports history. It marked the first time an African American owned a major sports franchise.
In their first season, the Bucks played in the Charlotte Coliseum. In 2005, The Bobcats unveiled their new arena. The Time Warner Cable Arena is where the Bobcats call home.
The franchise is known as much for its business dealings as its performance on the court. In 2006, NBA great Michael Jordan became a minority owner. This move triggered much excitement in the organization and generated attention to the franchise worldwide.
The Bobcats have had three coaches in its history. Bernie Bickerstaff coached the team in its inception in 2004 till 2007 when his successor Sam Vincent took over. Vincent coached the team for one season. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown took over coaching duties in 2008.
Still, success on the court has not materialized. In its brief history the Bobcats have only made the playoffs once, in 2010.