2009–10 Charlotte Bobcats season

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2009–10 Charlotte Bobcats season
Head coach Larry Brown
Owner(s) Michael Jordan
Arena Time Warner Cable Arena
Results
Record 44–38 (.537)
Place Division: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports South, SportSouth
Radio WFNZ
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009–10 Charlotte Bobcats season was the 20th season of the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their 5th as the Bobcats. Michael Jordan bought controlling interest in the team from founding owner Bob Johnson in March.

The season saw the franchise finish with its first winning record and playoff appearance in its current incarnation. However, their playoff stay was short-lived, as they were swept by the Orlando Magic in four games.

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

2009 NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft
The Bobcats selected Gerald Henderson with their first pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

The Charlotte Bobcats made the following selections:[1]

Round Pick Player Nationality Position School/Club Team
1 12 Henderson, GeraldGerald Henderson  United States SG Duke
2 40 Brown, DerrickDerrick Brown  United States PF Xavier
2 54 Vaden, RobertRobert Vaden  United States SG UAB

Free agency[edit]

Charlotte free agents:

Roster[edit]

Charlotte Bobcats roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 21 France Ajinça, Alexis (IN) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) France
G 14 United States Augustin, D. J. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Texas
F 4 United States Brown, Derrick 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Xavier
C 6 United States Chandler, Tyson 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Dominguez HS (CA)
F 32 France Diaw, Boris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) France
C 7 Senegal Diop, DeSagana (IN) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Oak Hill Academy (Virginia)
G 20 United States Felton, Raymond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 198 lb (90 kg) North Carolina
F 23 United States Graham, Stephen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Oklahoma State
G 15 United States Henderson, Gerald (IN) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Duke
G 0 United States Hughes, Larry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Saint Louis
G/F 1 United States Jackson, Stephen 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Oak Hill Academy (VA)
C 13 United States Mohammed, Nazr 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kentucky
C 42 United States Ratliff, Theo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Wyoming
F 12 United States Thomas, Tyrus 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) LSU
F 3 United States Wallace, Gerald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Alabama
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

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

Pre-season[edit]

2009 pre-season game log
2009–10 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 34–7 25–16 10–6
x-Atlanta Hawks 53 29 .646 6 34–7 19–22 8–8
x-Miami Heat 47 35 .573 12 24–17 23–18 9–7
x-Charlotte Bobcats 44 38 .537 15 31–10 13–28 10–6
Washington Wizards 26 56 .317 33 15–26 11–30 3–13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 61 21 .744
2 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 2
3 x-Atlanta Hawks 53 29 .646 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 50 32 .610 11
5 x-Miami Heat 47 35 .573 14
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 46 36 .561 15
7 x-Charlotte Bobcats 44 38 .537 17
8 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 20
9 Toronto Raptors 40 42 .488 21
10 Indiana Pacers 32 50 .390 29
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 32
12 Detroit Pistons 27 55 .329 34
13 Philadelphia 76ers 27 55 .329 34
14 Washington Wizards 26 56 .317 35
15 New Jersey Nets 12 70 .146 49


Game log[edit]

2009–10 game log Total: 44–38 (Home: 31–10; Road: 13–28)
2009–10 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2010 playoff game log Total: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
2010 playoff 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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Alexis Ajinça 6 0 5.0 .500 .000 .000 .7 .0 .2 .2 1.7
D. J. Augustin 80 2 18.4 .386 .393 .779 1.2 2.4 .6 .1 6.3
Derrick Brown 54 0 9.5 .472 .286 .657 1.4 .3 .4 .2 3.4
Tyson Chandler 51 27 22.8 .574 .000 .732 6.3 1.1 .3 1.1 6.5
Boris Diaw 82 82 35.4 .483 .320 .769 5.2 4.0 .7 .7 11.3
DeSagana Diop 27 0 9.7 .517 .000 .222 2.4 .2 .2 .5 1.2
Raymond Felton 80 80 33.0 .459 .385 .763 3.6 5.6 1.5 .3 12.1
Stephen Graham 70 8 11.5 .496 .320 .646 1.9 .3 .3 .1 4.2
Gerald Henderson, Jr. 43 0 8.3 .356 .211 .745 1.3 .3 .2 .2 2.6
Larry Hughes1 14 2 21.1 .327 .357 .853 2.3 2.0 .9 .3 8.1
Stephen Jackson1 72 72 39.3 .423 .334 .786 5.1 3.6 1.6 .4 21.1
Nazr Mohammed 58 29 17.0 .553 .000 .648 5.2 .5 .3 .7 7.9
Theo Ratliff1 28 26 22.3 .466 .000 .783 4.2 .6 .3 1.5 5.1
Tyrus Thomas1 25 0 21.7 .442 .000 .729 6.1 .9 .9 1.5 10.1
Gerald Wallace 76 76 41.0 .484 .371 .776 10.0 2.1 1.5 1.1 18.2

1Stats with the Bobcats.

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Alexis Ajinça 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .0 0 .0 .0 0
D. J. Augustin 4 0 18.3 .294 .333 .833 1.0 1.8 .2 .2 4.3
Derrick Brown 2 0 .5 1.000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.0
Tyson Chandler 4 0 15.0 .545 .000 .667 2.5 .5 .5 .8 3.5
Boris Diaw 4 4 38.0 .500 .111 .500 5.0 4.0 .2 .8 7.5
DeSagana Diop 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .0 0 .0 .0 0
Raymond Felton 4 4 32.5 .405 .308 .750 2.5 5.0 .5 .0 11.8
Stephen Graham 2 0 2.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 .5 .5 .0 .0
Gerald Henderson, Jr. 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .0 0 .0 .0 0
Larry Hughes 4 0 14.5 .471 .400 .571 3.3 1.5 .0 .0 6.0
Stephen Jackson 4 4 39.0 .358 .167 .808 5.0 3.8 1.2 .2 18.0
Nazr Mohammed 4 0 12.0 .579 .000 .667 2.0 .5 .2 .5 6.0
Theo Ratliff 4 4 11.8 .375 .000 .500 .8 .3 .5 .0 1.8
Tyrus Thomas 4 0 17.0 .625 .000 .833 5.5 .5 .5 .5 8.8
Gerald Wallace 4 4 41.0 .477 .455 .657 9.0 2.3 1.2 1.5 17.5

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

  • Gerald Wallace was selected to his first All-Star game and the first selection for a Bobcat player in team history. He also competed in the Slam Dunk contest.

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

First Bobcats Team to make it to the postseason.

Milestones[edit]

The Bobcats made the playoffs for the first time ever, had a winning record for the first time ever, and had an NBA All-Star (Wallace) for the first time ever. They broke (and as of April 10 continue to set) a franchise record for wins in a season with 42, setting them for an above-.500 season. They clinched their first ever playoff berth April 8.

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Charlotte Bobcats

Players Added

Via Draft

Via Trade

Via Free Agency

Players Lost

Via Trade

Via Free Agency

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Rochinski; Brian Verdi (June 29, 2009). "Bobcats Draft Gerald Henderson and Derrick Brown in 2009 NBA Draft". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 

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