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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: If you want to write off Michael Jordan as the guy who shouldn't be wearing a hockey jersey in Chicago when his NBA team is withering back in Charlotte, more power to you. If you want to conclude Rod Higgins is...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  2. Michael Jordan: Bobcats not tanking

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Bob Leverone The owner of the worst team in the NBA says losing was not the plan. Michael Jordan, owner of the Bobcats, talked to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer about his team, which threatens to be the worst in NBA history, and s...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "Michael Jordan has stepped knee-deep into these negotiations. Numerous media reports named Jordan as the de facto leader of a small-market faction pushing for the toughest negotiating stance. Sources with know...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "That same word -- 'fun' -- weaved through every player's comments after this one. Fun as in less stressful, better camaraderie and just plain joyful. It's been a long time since the Charlotte Bobcats felt that...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Green Jr. of The Charlotte Observer: "Paul Silas was surprised by how quickly some of the old thoughts and feelings returned when he stepped onto the practice court the first time last week as Charlotte Bobcats interim coach. He expects a similar...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "The beginning of the end for Larry Brown as Charlotte Bobcats coach might have been an interview he gave on the eve of training camp. Even by Brown standards, this was remarkable bluntness. He said then that h...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  7. Those tight-knit basketball families ...

    Henry Abbott

    Last week's New Yorker poked fun at Charlotte Observer for this little gaffe: Now that the NBA draft is over, new Appalachian State coach Buzz Peterson can concentrate fully on his college job. And he'll have a familiar face to help him out. The for...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer: "And with the No.2 pick of the 2004 NBA draft, the Charlotte Bobcats select ... Nobody. That's how it seems, anyway, after the Bobcats waived center Erick Dampier Tuesday and got rid of his unguaranteed, $13.07...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer: "Anyone who has ever been in a commuter marriage can vouch for its difficulty. Brown is old enough that the 76ers rumors, at least, have a certain logic. But the Bobcats need him. Brown has rebuilt the team's r...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Sorensen of The Charlotte Observer: "Michael Jordan's open letter to city of Charlotte in Sunday's Charlotte Observer was a testament to accountability. I don't know who wrote it, but because Jordan's name is at the bottom, I'll credit him. I can...

    Blog | March 22, 2010
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer: "It never was a very good nickname. And now, Charlotte's NBA franchise can get rid of it. With Michael Jordan in as the Charlotte Bobcats' new owner and Bob Johnson out, there's no reason to call the team the '...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "Larry Brown said he'd enjoy coaching Allen Iverson again. But there are issues in the way of the Charlotte Bobcats signing former All-Star guard Iverson and those issues are 'major,' Brown sai...

    Blog | August 20, 2009
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer: "Despite the fact that Emeka Okafor has been more productive over his NBA career than Tyson Chandler, I've not been a huge Okafor fan for the past several years. I would argue that he never really impr...

    Blog | July 28, 2009
  14. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Nash -- the NBA player most ready to perform a half-time show. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer points out that these days, most teams match offers to restricted free agents. It's a trend that hurt the Bobcats when they were trying t...

    Blog | March 13, 2009
  15. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "An executive from another NBA team called my cell phone around nine tonight, to make this quite unsolicited comment on the Bobcats trade: Huh?!?! The guy couldn't imagine how, empirically, the Bobcats have mor...

    Blog | December 11, 2008
  16. Second Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "Waiving Justin Williams this morning trims the Charlotte Bobcats' roster to the NBA-maximum 15 players. Seemingly that means Andre Brown makes the squad with an unguaranteed contract. Keeping Brown seemed a no...

    Blog | October 23, 2008