Originally posted on Trade Street Post  |  Last updated 11/13/13
  The buzz (pardon the pun) around the team was at a recent high headed into Charlotte's final season under the Bobcats moniker. The team boasted a litany of positive, arguably chest thump worthy news: a new head coach who worked his way up from deep within the ranks of the NBA coaching pantheon who immediately assembled an impressive squad of assistant coaches. A promising rookie in Zeller who gets to be the understudy to the team's prized free agent haul, Al Jefferson. A nice off-season of free agency that, in addition to the Jefferson signing, saw the team bring back the consistently undervalued duo of Henderson and McRoberts as well as the veteran bench spark in Pargo. A change in team philosophy that focused on defensive consistency, something the Cats desperately needed the past few seasons. All of these elements combined to create a level of cautious optimism not felt in the Queen City since the beginning of the 2009 season. So, after two weeks of regular season play and ...
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