Charlotte Bobcats Fire Coach Mike Dunlap

By Staff  |  04/23/2013

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After just one season with the club, Mike Dunlap has been fired from his head coach position with the Charlotte Bobcats.

According to, the Bobcats let Dunlap go on Tuesday (April 23), after a dismal season in which the franchise went 21-61 under Dunlap, finishing with the second-worst record in the NBA ahead of only the Orlando Magic. The previous season, Charlotte won just seven games during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season.

Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins told ESPN he and general manager Rich Cho met with players and Dunlap before approaching owner Michael Jordan and asking him to make a coaching change.

Higgins said player input was "a part of the process, but not the only indicator."

Dunlap has micromanaging approach, which apparently didn't always sit well with some of the more experienced players on the roster.

"I just don't think he was a great fit," general manager Rich Cho said. "Probably best that we go in a different direction."