The Charlotte Bobcats say they have fired first-year coach Mike Dunlap, confirms the Associated Press.
Here is a statement from the Charlotte Bobcats:
Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has relieved Mike Dunlap of his duties as head coach. The search for his successor will begin immediately.
Rich Cho and I conducted our season-ending review and met with Coach Dunlap to reflect on this season. As an organization, it was decided that we needed to make a change with the head coach position, Higgins said. We want to thank Mike for his contribution and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Dunlap was hired as the fifth head coach in franchise history on June 20, 2012 and posted an overall record of 21-61.