It wasn't a very nice homecoming for former New York Knicks head coach and current Charlotte Bobcats head coach Larry Brown. As most Knicks fans remember it took more than one season to completely run the organization into the ground and then take his money and leave. But he wanted to redeem himself and show Knick fans that he wasn't such as bad coach.
However, Brown's defense could not stop guard Nate Robinson in the first half. Robinson tallied 24 points in the first half but did not score any more in the second. The Bobcats could not comeback from that though. They did make it close only losing by three points as Jason Richardson missed a 24-footer to tie the game.
What I liked about this game was that the starting five for Charlotte were all in double figures. Raymond Felton led the Bobcats with 18 points and also recorded six assists. Emeka Okafur had 16 points and 15 rebounds while Gerald Wallace also recorded 16 points but had 11 rebounds.
What I really like though was how Brown used rookie guard D.J. Augustin. Augustin had 14 points filling in for Felton. Augustin played 26 minutes and had four assists as well. I think he's coming along nicely and is a possible early candidate for Rookie of the Year. But I could be getting a little head of myself.
The Bobcats fall to 1-3 with their only win coming against Miami. Their next game is against New Orleans at home.