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December 14, 2010

Brown: No D-League for Henderson

Scratch the idea of Gerald Henderson going to the Charlotte Bobcats’ Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in what would have been a rehab assignment. Coach Larry Brown said pre-game that owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rod Higgins didn’t favor that.

Two other points:

-- Brown said former North Carolina coach Dean Smith will be at Time Warner Cable Arena tonight, to see Jordan be inducted into the state’s Hall of Fame at halftime.

-- Point guard Sherron Collins, already in Maine for a D-League assignment, is averaging 26 minutes for the Red Claws, but not playing particularly well. Collins had seven turnovers, to three assists, in his two games there and shot 2-of-11 from 3-point range.

Posted by Observer Sports on December 14, 2010 at 05:22 PM | Permalink

Comments

That's a reason for the team's issue right there. Rod "MJ's Flunky" Higgins and Michael Jordan not favoring what the coach thinks the player needs. He is the coach, watches practice coaches the game, but he doesn't know what the player needs. I wouldn't give a flip either if I was Larry. Let's just sit back and watch this train continue to run of the tracks!

Posted by: digal704 | Dec 14, 2010 5:51:55 PM

This just in, Michael owns the team and writes the checks. He can tell Larry anything he wants. Don't make it sound like MJ is some meddler, as he almost always gives in to Larry's wishes. He has let Larry get away with too much for too long now, and where has it gotten us? How many playoff wins? Zero! It's about time Michael puts Larry in his place and lets him know who runs the show. He's paid to coach the team, but he hasn't done a great job of that so far, either. I think we're about to see a different MJ following that Boston Debacle. Frankly, it's long overdue and I'm glad to see it.

Posted by: Bobcat Matt | Dec 14, 2010 6:06:13 PM

Probably a good move for Henderson's self esteem.

He would get his ass handed to him in the D-League just like he does in practice and in his rare NBA game action.

Posted by: Mike Hunt | Dec 14, 2010 6:34:45 PM

the boston debacle ? try washington....

Posted by: bob | Dec 14, 2010 6:57:07 PM

the bobcats suck......the organization is a joke, and i hope to god they lose every game the rest of the season so larry brown will hurry up and croak, how he's not dead yet, befuddles me.

Posted by: tank | Dec 14, 2010 7:29:41 PM

Since Michael owns the team and can do anything why doesn't he coach?

Posted by: Digal704 | Dec 14, 2010 8:28:34 PM

Too bad LB makes doesn't know what he's got. 19 minutes for Nazr, 18 pts and 8 rebs. But he is in love with Diaw and playing small ball. Yes we won, but Larry Brown is out thinking himself, hates Henderson, Thomas, and Naz. I had to laugh when I saw the possibility of wins coming up at Memphis, against ATL and Wash. 1 outa 3, par for the course. LB won't allow any better, wants to play McGuire and send Hendo to the D league. His time here is limited, might as well start the future now.

Posted by: StartTyrus | Dec 14, 2010 10:16:10 PM

Good for MJ telling the old man to chill. I mean c'mon why does he need the D League when he has so much upside on his talent. LB need to sit down and coach the RIGHT WAY and stop dreaming about RAY RAY. Y McGuire getting more playing time puzzles me. But I hope he has confidence in Derek Brown. Oh well on to the next game.

Posted by: tbird | Dec 14, 2010 11:20:56 PM

get rid of larry brown, it's time for his azz to go, he want even play the best players, it puzzles me that the best players get the lesser mintues.wtf larry.i think the game has passed him by..see ya

Posted by: teemac1974 | Dec 15, 2010 9:38:03 AM

you guys know so little about basketball its amazing.

you guys questions larry brown like he's mike dunleavy or sam vincent. I don't remember ANY of this going on when vincent was here subbing at the most awkward of times possible, never finding anything close to a rotation and doing everything possible to eff with felton's development by bringing in washed up pg's to play in front of him or along side of him.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 15, 2010 12:32:31 PM

Good. No need to let LB alliniate young players against this organization.

Posted by: crymeariver | Dec 15, 2010 6:31:21 PM

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