so you are linking to a writer that has no clue. That's great.
I remember the whole thing. Morgan was our mlb. Spoon was our wlb that could backup mlb, but was far from a difference maker at the mlb position. The panthers offered spoon a contract that was very much in line with starting olb at the time. The rams offered him a larger contract to be their mlb. He followed the money. I don't blame him. He was never the mlb the rams thought he could be. These are all facts. Sorry your memory has you relying on a writer that doesn't even cover the panthers. If you still doubt me, shoot gantt an email.
Whatever would we do without the 20th best shooter for percentage at his position? Do you think just anybody can take 17.5 attempts per game? That's more than Brandon Roy and O.J. Mayo!
Nevermind being in the top ten in steals overall, top ten by position in assists, fourth by position in rebounds, sixth by position in blocks, and most importantly, a nine win improvement over the previous season.
The Bobs should go ahead and let Felton go and look in a different direction this offseason. His man has beat him more than any one else during this series.
Felton has heart, humility, and determination- those are all good factors, but teams (and sport writers... Bonnell) tend to overrate players with those factors. Felton is one such example. He is basically the Jake Delhomme of the Bobcats.
Time to move on. Too bad the Bobs don't have any draft picks this year, but they should be looking to see whether DJ can be that guy at the point next year.
Dino was fired primarily due to his inability to produce in the post season. From what I have read, Bzdelik hasn't done much better. At Colorado, he didn't make the Postseason. At Air Force, a first round loss and a NIT final four. Doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.
Dino was fired in part because of his postseason failures, but I would contend a lot of it had to do with simply watching games and seeing Dino get outcoached in February and March. I still don't think he has devised a way to break a zone defense.
I don't see the comparison as apples to apples. Coach B coached at a bad Colorado team which improved this season, and he also coached at the NBA level and saw a 26 win increase in one year. Coach B also wasn't armed with the talent at Colorado that Dino has had at WF.
Last season WF got blown out by Cleveland State in the first round of the NCAAs and that WF team had 3 first round NBA picks (AFA, Teague, and JJ) and 2 other players that are invited to the NBA camp (Ish and Chas). I too could have coached that team to a blow out loss.
And I am not trying to see this with rose colored glasses- I don't like the hire either, but I do think this guy has proven more than Dino ever did.