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April 23, 2013

Mike Dunlap's firing: The reaction on Twitter

Fans and others react to the Charlotte Bobcats' firing of first-year coach Mike Dunlap, who tripled the team's win total to 21 in his only season.

Posted by Observer Sports on April 23, 2013 at 02:49 PM | Permalink


Time to bring in Nate McMillan before Seattle snags him up

Posted by: Ocracoma | Apr 23, 2013 3:13:39 PM

It is what is is.

Posted by: John Fox | Apr 23, 2013 3:32:33 PM

Shouldn't they have started top down and fired Rod "Teflon" Higgins first.

Posted by: TrueBBallFan | Apr 23, 2013 3:41:42 PM

Jeff Van Gundy would be great choice. Phil Jackson would not take Bobcats/Hornets job.

Posted by: Terry | Apr 23, 2013 3:48:07 PM

I'm available, miss me yet!?

Posted by: Sam Vincent | Apr 23, 2013 4:06:59 PM

Dear MJ,

Fire Mr Rod Higgins and let the only person with some brains and a little bit of credibility left (Rich Cho) do his job. Step aside MR. MJ, is ok for you to own the team, but let Rich Cho be the GM and do his job. He is the only one with some real succes (Assistant GM in OKC) in his blood.

Posted by: RobC | Apr 23, 2013 4:30:02 PM

I'll never understand with Rod Higgin's track record, how he still has been able to maintain a job. Hasn't he been the one who has had a hand in the poor drafts? The hiring/firing of coaches? The inablility to sign a decent free agent outside of Ramon Sessions? SMH at this poorly ran organization. If the Panthers aren't pissing me off one week, then the Bobcats sure know how to come in and make it worse.

Posted by: Smitty | Apr 23, 2013 5:35:09 PM

I think MJ could get PJ if he was willing to pay the price. But it will be interesting
to see who's up next.

Posted by: big bad john | Apr 23, 2013 5:50:24 PM

Everybody got their wish for Cho to be in charge making decisions (and believe me HE IS) but no matter how bad the Cats look, its not Cho's fault its still Higgins. Typical Charlotte sports fans.

Posted by: Real Talk | Apr 23, 2013 10:11:02 PM

higgins still has his fingerprint on this but Cho is losing supporters with this move.

He won a lot of people over with his 2 drafts and the subtle but effective personnel moves. the gordon trade (for the pick not for gordon), the mcroberts trade, the trade up for biyombo, smartly picking up haywood for cheap, signing sessions, HIRING DUNLAP, etc.

but he could very quickly un do all of that this summer with a botched draft, a botched coaching swap, NOT SIGNING SETH CURRY, not resigning henderson, overpaying some unworthy eff like they almost did brook lopez last year, etc.

I'm back on the fence with cho on this one. Who (and I mean with a brain) was questioning dunlap's substitutions? his minute distribution was right about what you wanted from him this year. his rotations were exactly how every other nba head coach rotates starters to bench and back and then go with their best guys in crunch time. he knew when to go offense for defense in the close games. WHO WAS QUESTIONING THAT PART?

if there was ever a team that NEEDED long practice hours and a hard ass coach it was the team that went 7-59 and followed that up with 21-61. None of those guys were above a 4 hour practice. Not when they were simultaneously complaining about playing time.

could have been our popovich. now we'll surely end up with 5 different coaches in the next 10 years.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 24, 2013 6:01:50 PM

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