The worst season in NBA history is over for the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Bobcats, owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan, couldn't even beat a New York Knicks team which rested most of its starters, finishing with the lowest winning percentage in league history after a 104-84 loss on Thursday.
The Bobcats' 23rd consecutive loss left them with a winning percentage of .106 (7-59) in the lockout-shortened season. The record was set 39 years ago, when the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers finished 9-73 (.110) in a full regular season.
"These last 10 games, we've really tried to get after it, compete and not get that record," said Gerard Henderson, who top-scored with 21 points on Thursday. "It just didn't happen for us."
Kemba Walker had 13 points for Charlotte, which now faces an offseason of uncertainty.
"I have to commend the guys," said Paul Silas, whose future as the Bobcats' coach is in doubt. "They gave me everything they had and I can't fault them one bit for what happened. If they hadn't played hard for me and their attitudes hadn't been right then that's different, but they were positive and did everything that they needed to do."