Charlotte Bobcats making move cost cutting changes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday April 15, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats will likely hold next season's training camp at their own practice facility and not field a summer league team to cut costs.

Coach Larry Brown said Friday that the weeklong training camp will probably move from UNC Wilmington to the team's practice court
at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bobcats are also expected to not
have a team in the Las Vegas summer league as they did a year ago.

Brown said he had no problem with either move and said he could put some players needing work, such as Alexis Ajinca and Sean May, on other summer league teams.

The Bobcats have lost millions of dollars in their first five seasons. The team laid off 38 employees in non-basketball operations departments before the start of last season.

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