The President of Basketball Operations and GM of the Charlotte Hornets joined Kyle Bailey on Monday’s edition of The Clubhouse as he looked at where the Hornets are heading into the home stretch of the NBA season.
Before talking about the Hornets Mitch discussed his alma-mater in UNC making the Final Four in the first year of the Hubert Davis era as he said he didn’t think this was going to happen but Hubert, his coaches, and his players deserve a lot of credit for putting this run together. When it comes to the Tar Heels facing Duke in the Final Four Mitch was quick to admit that these next few days are going to be stressful and he is going to root for the Tar Heels no matter what, but both teams deserve praise for getting to where they are.
Things shifted over to the Hornets and how they have won 7 out of their last 8 when they needed it most as Mitch told Kyle that the most encouraging thing to him over the last few games is when they have had a sizeable lead against a good team and the good team comes back the Hornets have not folded under the pressure but have clawed back out to win the games witch Mitch noted how big that is especially for a young team.
Kyle then asked Mitch what constitutes a successful season with just 7 games remaining in the regular season as Mitch told Kyle:
“I just want to make sure we grow as a team. We’re getting better at closing out games and our young players continue to develop and that’s what I am looking for.”