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2004–05 Charlotte Bobcats season

The 2004–05 NBA season was the first season for the Charlotte Bobcats in the National Basketball Association. This season marked the return of NBA basketball to Charlotte after a two-year hiatus.[1] The original Hornets had moved to New Orleans after the 2001–02 season to become the New Orleans Hornets, now the New Orleans Pelicans.[2] The Bobcats had the second overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, which they used to select Emeka Okafor out of the University of Connecticut, and hired Bernie Bickerstaff as head coach during the offseason. The Bobcats played their first game at the Charlotte Coliseum on November 4, which was a 103–96 loss to the Washington Wizards. They would win their first game defeating the Orlando Magic 111–100 at home on November 6. However, the expansion team struggled losing ten straight games in January and March, finishing fourth in the Southeast Division with an 18–64 record. Okafor averaged 15.1 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.7 blocks per game and was named Rookie of The Year.

2004–05 Charlotte Bobcats season
Head coachBernie Bickerstaff
ArenaCharlotte Coliseum
Results
Record18–64 (.220)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 14th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionC-SET, WJZY
RadioWOLS
< 2001–02 2005–06 >

At the time, this was reckoned as the inaugural season of the Bobcats. However, after the 2013-14 season, the Bobcats reclaimed the Hornets name and pre-2002 history after the original Hornets team changed its name to the Pelicans.[3] As a result, this is now considered the 15th season of the Hornets/Bobcats franchise, the team having returned after suspending operations from 2002 to 2004.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 2 Emeka Okafor   United States PF/C Connecticut
2 45 Bernard Robinson   United States SF Michigan

RosterEdit

Charlotte Bobcats roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 12   Alexander, Cory 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Virginia
F 35   Allen, Malik 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Villanova
G 10   Bogans, Keith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kentucky
C 7   Brezec, Primož 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Slovenia
G 13   Carroll, Matt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Notre Dame
C 2   Ely, Melvin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Fresno State
G 1   Hart, Jason 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Syracuse
F 24   Kapono, Jason 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UCLA
G 22   Knight, Brevin 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Stanford
F/C 50   Okafor, Emeka 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Connecticut
G 4   Rush, Kareem 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Missouri
G 32   Slay, Tamar 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Marshall
F 3   Wallace, Gerald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Alabama
F/C 55   White, Jahidi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Georgetown
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 59 23 .720 35–6 24–17 15–1
x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14 29–12 16–25 10–6
Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23 24–17 12–29 6–10
Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41 14–27 4–37 7–9
Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46 9–32 4–37 2–14
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 59 23 .720
2 y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 5
3 y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 14
4 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 12
5 x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 16
8 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 17
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
10 Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 26
12 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 26
13 Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 29
14 Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41
15 Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–4
Boston 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4
Chicago 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2
Cleveland 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2
Dallas 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Denver 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–2
Miami 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 2–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–3
New Orleans 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1
Orlando 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Seattle 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2
Washington 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0

Game logEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cory Alexander 16 1 12.6 .327 .421 .750 1.8 2.3 .6 .1 3.1
Malik Allen 22 1 12.3 .485 . .929 2.1 .3 .2 .5 5.0
Keith Bogans 74 42 24.2 .381 .329 .727 3.1 1.8 .9 .1 9.6
Primož Brezec 72 72 31.6 .512 . .745 7.4 1.2 .5 .8 13.0
Matt Carroll 25 0 17.2 .389 .333 .855 2.4 .7 .7 .1 9.0
Melvin Ely 79 17 20.9 .432 . .575 4.1 1.0 .4 .9 7.3
Jason Hart 74 27 25.5 .449 .368 .785 2.7 5.0 1.3 .2 9.5
Eddie House 13 5 23.1 .452 .414 .769 1.5 1.8 1.8 .2 11.1
Jason Kapono 81 14 18.4 .401 .412 .824 2.0 .8 .5 .1 8.5
Brevin Knight 66 61 29.5 .422 .150 .852 2.6 9.0 2.0 .1 10.1
Emeka Okafor 73 73 35.6 .447 .000 .609 10.9 .9 .8 1.7 15.1
Bernard Robinson 31 1 10.6 .444 .375 .692 1.5 1.0 .4 .1 3.0
Kareem Rush 34 22 25.8 .396 .386 .761 2.3 1.9 .5 .2 11.5
Jamal Sampson 23 0 14.3 .425 . .590 5.3 .3 .2 .7 3.4
Tamar Slay 8 0 9.8 .333 .167 .000 1.8 .4 .6 .0 3.5
Steve Smith 37 1 17.2 .427 .422 .870 1.3 1.5 .3 .2 7.9
Theron Smith 33 5 15.5 .324 .250 .875 3.5 .8 .2 .1 3.2
Gerald Wallace 70 68 30.7 .449 .274 .661 5.5 2.0 1.7 1.3 11.1
Jahidi White 17 0 7.9 .452 . .350 2.0 .1 .1 .7 2.5

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Mary Foster (May 10, 2002). "Owners approve Hornet's move to New Orleans". USA Today. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  3. ^ Hornets all the buzz in Charlotte. ESPN, 2014-05-20.
  4. ^ "Emeka Okafor Named 2004-05 NBA got milk? Rookie Of The Year". Charlotte Bobcats. May 4, 2005. Archived from the original on March 8, 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2008.