"Speak Out" is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Nick Simonette.
Can anyone remember the last time the Bobcats were in the playoffs?
It was several years ago with an entirely different roster.
We congratulate Michael Jordan, Steve Clifford and the Bobcats on making it to the post-season.
Not long ago, the NBA post-season was but a dream for a team that won only seven games – in a year! What a tremendous turn-around.
Steve Clifford, in his first year as head coach, has done a marvelous job of creating a new mentality within the team, and this month was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month.
Key players like Kemba Walker, Big Al Jefferson, Gerald Henderson and Josh McRoberts have taken the team to a new level.
Time Warner Cable Arena is loud again and NBA basketball is fun again.
Look out next year as the Buzz is back and the "Hornets" reclaim their rightful home here in the Queen City.
Fans are already wearing the new Hornet colors all over town.
We hope the team carries the momentum from this year's playoff run into the new season.
We'll be rooting for you.