After spending a year in the 76ers' front office, the 67-year-old Brown returned to the coaching ranks in April 2008. He was hired by Michael Jordan to coach the Bobcats. ''I think I've coached almost everybody in the NBA,'' Brown said at his introduction, "but I'm going to challenge everybody to do their best.'' In 2009-10, Brown led the Bobcats to a team-record 44 victories and the first playoff berth in franchise history. But Charlotte couldn't sustain the success early the next season: In December 2010, Brown stepped down after a 9-19 start.