The NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats are having a banner year. Just weeks after Michael Jordan became the team’s majority owner — the first ex-player in NBA history to do so — the team got some more good news.
On Wednesday night (April 7), the team clinched a seat in the NBA playoffs for the first time in the team’s history, when the beat out the Hornets by one in New Orleans.
It’s the team’s sixth season, and first with Jordan at the helm.
“Great year,” D.J. Augustin told ESPN after Wednesday’s game. “The Bobcats have never made the playoffs and it’s historic. But we want to stay focused and get ready for the playoffs and try to go farther than just the first round.”
Still, the win against the Hornets on Wednesday was nearly given away. The Bobcats blew a 26-point lead and trailed by as much as eight in the fourth quarter before clawing back, thanks to Augustin, who hit three 3s in the fourth quarter.
Doesn’t matter now, they’re in. Let’s see how far they can get in their first year.
Congrats to the Bobcats!