CHARLOTTE BOBCATS FRANCHISE FACTS:
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Stadium: Time Warner Cable Arena
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Southeast Division
Dancers: Lady Cats
Notable Players: Emeka Okafor
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Charlotte Bobcats Season Preview History
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS EXPERIENCE:
Although dedicated Charlotte Hornets fans might be disappointed by the franchise's move to New Orleans, the expansion team that followed shortly after the deal might just grow into one of the most successful in the Southeast Division. The Bobcats were officially established in 2004, exactly two seasons after the Hornets relocated. Although the new team is still in its early years, it managed to qualify for postseason play in 2010 and came close the following year.
After the departure of the Hornets, the NBA promised to fill the void, and many ownership groups rushed to the opportunity, creating fierce competition for the top bid. Even a group led by Larry Bird made an offer. However, a group led by Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson was awarded ownership rights to the franchise. This move actually made him the first African American majority owner in U.S. professional sports. Hip hop artist Nelly became a co-owner of the new Charlotte team. One of the most popular decisions that the new ownership made was the naming of the team, which goes right along with the feline-themed moniker of the NFL's Charlotte Panthers.
The Bobcats' expansion draft occurred on June 22, 2004, bringing valuable players like Predrag Drobnjak and Gerald Wallace into the fold. Although the team got off to a somewhat shaky start in its first few games, Charlotte residents were happy when the Bobcats took a point lead to defeat the New Orleans Hornets in overtime of a December game during its inaugural season.
After undergoing several changes over the next few years, the primary focus of Bobcats owners was coaching. Sam Vincent was hired in the 2007 offseason, resulting in a complete change of management. After a horrible season, the team's struggles with the new coach contributed to the hiring of Larry Brown. Since this decision was made, the team showed steady improvement.
In the 2009 draft, the Bobcats obtained Gerald Henderson from Duke, as well as seasoned NBA players like Tyson Chandler and Acie Law. More good news came in 2010 when Robert Johnson decided to sell the team to basketball legend Michael Jordan, who had been a part of the ownership group for four years and is native to North Carolina. Fans have a new reason to become enthusiastic about the franchise, paving the way for a healthy future for the Bobcats.
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RoundBallRoadtrip.com at Time Warner Cable Arena Time Warner Cable Arena is an awesome venue in which to watch some NBA Basketball. As part of my Roundball RoadTrip, my journey to take in a game at every NBA Arena in the League, I headed down to Charlotte, North Carolina to check out the Charlotte Bobcats in their home arena. Built in 2005 after the return of pro basketball to the area, Time Warner Cable Arena is a modern facility with expanded concourses, great sight lines to the action down on the courts, and an unreal amount of luxury level seating. But what sets the Time Warner Cable Arena experience apart from the rest, is their "Rock the RoofTop" indoor tailgating area. Nestled into the Uptown Concourse located behind Section 217, Time Warner Cable Arena has created a common area for socializing that appeals to both adults and kids. Kids will find practice basketball courts, basketball shooting games and Xbox stations, while parents have access to tailgating concessions and a full bar, flanked with open tabletops that are situated around the concourse. A Live DJ is also on hand playing your favorite music before and after the game and access to this area is free to the public. It’s clear that the staff Time Warner Cable Arena has set out to create the ultimate NBA experience for its fans and with the Bobcats steadily improving, NBA fans in Charlotte can expect to see an NBA powerhouse in the near future. For more information on things to see and do in Charlotte, North Carolina, feel free to check out my review at - http://www.nbabasketballarenas.com/Time-Warner-Cable-Arena-Dec2010.htm. February 15, 2011
Bobcats vs Grizzlies My Dad and I attended the Charlotte Bobcats vs Memphis Grizzlies game on Saturday, November 17th, 2012. It was fun. Time Warner Cable Arena is a great place to watch a game. Good atmosphere. I am a Grizzlies fan and wasn't bothered at all by the Bobcats fan base in attendance. There isn't a bad seat in the Arena. The prices were low. TicketCity has good deals, promotions, etc and the fees aren't as high as other sites. January 25, 2013
Bobcats Arena My husband and I recently took our 3 boys to the Time Warner Arena to watch the Bobcats play. The Arena is awesome and we had a great time. It made for a great night of family fun! March 9, 2012