2004–05 Charlotte Bobcats season

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2004–05 Charlotte Bobcats season
Head coach Bernie Bickerstaff
Arena Charlotte Coliseum
Results
Record 18–64 (.220)
Place Division: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 14th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television C-SET, WJZY
Radio WOLS
< 2001–02 2005–06 >

The 2004–05 Charlotte Bobcats season was Charlotte's first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This season marked the return of NBA basketball to Charlotte after a two-year hiatus, the 15th season of the NBA in the city of Charlotte.[1] The original Hornets had moved to New Orleans after the 2001–02 season to become the New Orleans Hornets, now the New Orleans Pelicans.[2] The team hired Bernie Bickerstaff as head coach. The Bobcats played their first game at the Charlotte Coliseum, which was a 103–96 loss to the Washington Wizards. The Bobcats finished fourth in the Southeast Division with a 18–64 record. Top draft pick Emeka Okafor, who averaged 15.1 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game was named Rookie of The Year.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2004 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Nationality Position School/Club Team
1 2 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor  United States PF/C Connecticut
2 45 Robinson, BernardBernard Robinson  United States SF Michigan

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 59 23 .720
2 y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 5
3 y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 14
4 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 12
5 x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 16
8 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 17
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
10 Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 26
12 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 26
13 Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 29
14 Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41
15 Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46

Game log[edit]

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% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cory Alexander 16 1 12.6 .327 .421 .750 1.8 2.3 .6 .1 3.1
Malik Allen 22 1 12.3 .485 . .929 2.1 .3 .2 .5 5.0
Keith Bogans 74 42 24.2 .381 .329 .727 3.1 1.8 .9 .1 9.6
Primož Brezec 72 72 31.6 .512 . .745 7.4 1.2 .5 .8 13.0
Matt Carroll 25 0 17.2 .389 .333 .855 2.4 .7 .7 .1 9.0
Melvin Ely 79 17 20.9 .432 . .575 4.1 1.0 .4 .9 7.3
Jason Hart 74 27 25.5 .449 .368 .785 2.7 5.0 1.3 .2 9.5
Eddie House 13 5 23.1 .452 .414 .769 1.5 1.8 1.8 .2 11.1
Jason Kapono 81 14 18.4 .401 .412 .824 2.0 .8 .5 .1 8.5
Brevin Knight 66 61 29.5 .422 .150 .852 2.6 9.0 2.0 .1 10.1
Emeka Okafor 73 73 35.6 .447 .000 .609 10.9 .9 .8 1.7 15.1
Bernard Robinson 31 1 10.6 .444 .375 .692 1.5 1.0 .4 .1 3.0
Kareem Rush 34 22 25.8 .396 .386 .761 2.3 1.9 .5 .2 11.5
Jamal Sampson 23 0 14.3 .425 . .590 5.3 .3 .2 .7 3.4
Tamar Slay 8 0 9.8 .333 .167 .000 1.8 .4 .6 .0 3.5
Steve Smith 37 1 17.2 .427 .422 .870 1.3 1.5 .3 .2 7.9
Theron Smith 33 5 15.5 .324 .250 .875 3.5 .8 .2 .1 3.2
Gerald Wallace 70 68 30.7 .449 .274 .661 5.5 2.0 1.7 1.3 11.1
Jahidi White 17 0 7.9 .452 . .350 2.0 .1 .1 .7 2.5

Awards and records[edit]

Rookie of the Year

NBA All-Rookie First Team

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnson will be NBA's first black majority owner". ESPN. December 17, 2002. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ Mary Foster (May 10, 2002). "Owners approve Hornet's move to New Orleans". USA Today. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Emeka Okafor Named 2004-05 NBA got milk? Rookie Of The Year". Charlotte Bobcats. May 4, 2005. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 

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