Larry Brown as Mr. Vegas


Brown in Las Vegas

First off, I’m not the most knowledgeable guy when it comes to the Bobcats or the NBA for that matter. With that being said, I have been keeping up with the Bobcats recently and I’ve been happy to see Larry Brown being so involved with the Bobcats Summer League team in Las Vegas. From what I’ve read, he has been overloading the team with his style of offense. Apparently, this is what he learned from Dean Smith in his days at UNC. You give the new guys tons of information at first, then as time goes, you work on perfecting it. According to the players, it’s been quite the adjustment, but one that they are excited about. Brown doesn’t expect them to fully grasp his offense in just a couple of days, but one message he has gotten across is to go all out. Brown was quoted as saying, “if you’re going to make a mistake, make it giving 100%.” That’s pretty generic coach speak, but given the Bobcats roster, I think outworking other teams will give them a few extra wins off of effort alone. The players are responding well to Brown, and hopefully come preseason time, when Morrison, May, and the rest of the veterans are ready, this hard work trend can continue. Who knows, maybe the Bobcats can start the season on a win streak, build some confidence, and keep some momentum going, taking them into their first playoff series. For now though, let’s hope Larry Brown can keep the hard work going, keep the players healthy, and keep Michael Jordan and his company spending account out of the casinos. Get it?