2007–08 Charlotte Bobcats season

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2007–08 Charlotte Bobcats season
Head coach Sam Vincent
Arena Time Warner Cable Arena
Results
Record 32–50 (.390)
Place Division: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 12th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television News 14 Carolina, WMYT
Radio WOLS
< 2006–07 2008–09 >

The 2007–08 Charlotte Bobcats season was the 18th season of the Charlotte Bobcats in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their fourth as the Bobcats.

Charlotte finished 32–50 for the season and didn't qualify for the playoffs. Despite a frenzy of offseason moves, including trading for Jason Richardson and hiring new coach Sam Vincent, the Bobcats were unable to build on their successful 33–49 season in 2007. As a result, Vincent was relieved of his duties soon after the season ended,[1] and replaced by veteran hall of fame coach Larry Brown three days later.[2]

June to October: The offseason[edit]

2007 NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2007 NBA Draft

On May 22, the Bobcats were assigned the 8th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft Lottery after finishing 33–49 the previrous season.[3][4] With their lottery pick, Charlotte selected power forward Brandan Wright out of North Carolina. The Bobcats then traded Wright for Golden State Warriors swingman Jason Richardson and the draft rights to Golden State's second round pick Jermareo Davidson (Alabama, 36th overall). Later in the first round, Charlotte selected Jared Dudley out of Boston College with the 22nd pick.

Round Pick Player Nationality Position School/Club Team
1 8 Wright, BrandanBrandan Wright  United States PF North Carolina
1 22 Dudley, JaredJared Dudley  United States SF Boston College

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

The Bobcats lost the services of both Sean May and Adam Morrison prior to the season. After an exploratory procedure, it was determined that May would need season-ending micofracture surgery on his right knee.[5] Morrison tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on October 20, 2007 in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.[6]

Player departures[edit]

The Bobcats also waived team veteran Brevin Knight who was formerly the starting point guard but lost the job to Charlotte draft pick Raymond Felton. On December 14, 2007 the Bobcats said goodbye to original starting center Primož Brezec, and 2007 Second Team NBA All-Rookie selection Wálter Herrmann, trading them to the Detroit Pistons.

Staff changes[edit]

The Bobcats' most notable move in the off-season was the retirement of head coach Bernie Bickerstaff.[7] Bickerstaff remained in the organization by becoming Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. The Bobcats replaced him with Sam Vincent, former coach of the NBA Development League's Fort Worth Flyers.[8] To complement Vincent, the organization hired assistants Dell Curry and Paul Mokeski to the coaching staff. Assistant coach John Outlaw was moved from his position to Player Programs/Director of Pro Player Personnel.[9] The rest of the front office has been a key issue for the Bobcats during the 2007 offseason. Rod Higgins was hired on May 31, 2007 as general manager, assuming the same role he had with the Golden State Warriors.[10] Phil Ford and Lee Rose were tapped to join Vincent's coaching staff on June 6, 2007.[9] Buzz Peterson was hired from Coastal Carolina University, where he served as head basketball coach, to become director of player personnel on June 13, 2007.[11]

Roster[edit]

Charlotte Bobcats roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
1.5 !G 1 USA !United States Anderson, Derek 77 !6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Kentucky
1.5 !G 11 USA !United States Boykins, Earl 65 !5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 133 lb (60 kg) Eastern Michigan
2.0 !SG 13 USA !United States Carroll, Matt 78 !6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Notre Dame
4.5 !PF 33 USA !United States Davidson, Jermareo 82 !6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Alabama
4.0 !F 4 USA !United States Dudley, Jared 79 !6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Boston College
1.0 !PG 20 USA !United States Felton, Raymond 73 !6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 198 lb (90 kg) North Carolina
5.5 !F/C 24 USA !United States Harrington, Othella 81 !6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Georgetown
6.0 !C 15 USA !United States Hollins, Ryan 84 !7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UCLA
4.0 !F 42 USA !United States May, Sean Injured 81 !6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) North Carolina
6.0 !C 6 USA !United States Mohammed, Nazr 82 !6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kentucky
2.5 !G/F 35 USA !United States Morrison, Adam Injured 80 !6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Gonzaga
5.5 !F/C 50 USA !United States Okafor, Emeka (C) 82 !6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Connecticut
2.0 !SG 23 USA !United States Richardson, Jason 78 !6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Michigan State
2.5 !G/F 3 USA !United States Wallace, Gerald (C) 79 !6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Alabama
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 25–16 27–14 12–4 82
Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 9 25–16 18–23 10–6 82
Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 15 25–16 12–29 9–7 82
Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 20 21–20 11–30 7–9 82
Miami Heat 15 67 .183 37 9–32 6–35 2–14 82

Game log[edit]

2007–08 game log
2007–08 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Richardson, Jason !Jason Richardson 82 82 38.4 .441 .406 .752 5.4 3.1 1.41 .70 21.8
Wallace, Gerald !Gerald Wallace 62 59 38.3 .449 .321 .731 6.0 3.5 2.11 .94 19.4
Felton, Raymond !Raymond Felton 79 79 37.6 .413 .280 .800 3.0 7.4 1.22 .15 14.4
Okafor, Emeka !Emeka Okafor 82 82 33.1 .535 .000 .570 10.7 .9 .76 1.68 13.8
Mohammed, Nazr !Nazr Mohammed* 82 29 20.1 .515 .000 .583 6.0 .9 .55 .73 7.8
Carroll, Matt !Matt Carroll 80 18 25.2 .428 .436 .804 2.8 .9 .58 .24 9.0
Dudley, Jared !Jared Dudley 73 14 19.0 .468 .220 .737 3.9 1.1 .75 .14 5.8
Boykins, Earl !Earl Boykins 36 0 16.0 .355 .318 .831 .9 2.7 .36 .00 5.1
Anderson, Derek !Derek Anderson 28 0 14.1 .376 .365 .737 1.9 1.6 .43 .04 5.0
McInnis, Jeff !Jeff McInnis 54 26 26.1 .434 .158 .767 1.8 4.1 .43 .06 4.5
Davidson, Jermareo !Jermareo Davidson 38 2 8.5 .408 .000 .643 1.6 .3 .18 .39 3.2
Hollins, Ryan !Ryan Hollins 60 1 8.9 .489 .000 .671 1.8 .2 .17 .50 2.5
Harrington, Othella !Othella Harrington 22 0 7.5 .429 .000 .625 1.9 .2 .05 .18 2.1

*Total for entire season including previous team(s)

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • Five-game winning streak, the longest in franchise history from March 2 through March 8.[15]

Transactions[edit]

The Bobcats were involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season:

Trades[edit]

June 28, 2007 To Charlotte Bobcats
Jason Richardson, Jermareo Davidson
To Golden State Warriors
Brandan Wright
December 14, 2007
To Charlotte Bobcats
Nazr Mohammed
To Detroit Pistons
Primož Brezec, Wálter Herrmann

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sam Vincent Relieved of Head Coaching Duties". Charlotte Bobcats. April 26, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bobcats Name Larry Brown Head Coach". Charlotte Bobcats. April 29, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Results of 2007 NBA Draft Lottery". NBA. May 22, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Draft Central 2007". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  5. ^ "May To Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery". Charlotte Bobcats. October 5, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Adam Morrison Tears ACL". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Jordan: Bickerstaff won't return as coach". ESPN. March 14, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Bobcats New Era Begins With Vincent". Charlotte Bobcats. May 25, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Bobcats Announce Portion Of Coaching Staff". Charlotte Bobcats. June 7, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Rod Higgins Named Bobcats General Manager". Charlotte Bobcats. May 31, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  11. ^ "More Members Added To Basketball Operations Staff". Charlotte Bobcats. June 18, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Richardson Named Player of the Week". Charlotte Bobcats. March 10, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Richardson Named Best in the East". Charlotte Bobcats. March 31, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  14. ^ Malinda Murray (April 16, 2008). "Bobcats Close Season With a Win". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 
  15. ^ Malinda Murray (March 8, 2008). "Bobcats Notch Record Fifth-Straight Win". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved July 2, 2009. 

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