In fewer than 24 hours this horrible season will finally come to an end. We, as fans, can officially start to look forward. Forward to a future without Eddie Jordan. The draft, trades, free agency, new leadership, the possibilities are endless. When the final buzzer sounds tonight I'm going to put the 2009-2010 season out of my mind for a day, or a week, or possibly more. For now, though, let's take a brief look back.
For me, the high point of the season came early on in. Late in November, after Eddie Jordan threw Elton Brand under the bus and cut his minutes, Marreese Speights went down with a knee injury, forcing Jordan to play Brand. For about a four-game stretch, Brand pretty much dominated. During that stretch, I thought we were finally seeing the player we'd signed and it looked like maybe that contract wasn't a mistake. I'd love to be able to bottle that feeling.
The pleasant surprise of the season, and the thing that has me feeling the most hopeful about the future is simply Jrue Holiday. He's the real deal and I'm pretty much convinced we've got the point guard position locked down for the next decade.
The low point was the day I realized Eddie Jordan wasn't just feeling things out. The day that my worst fears were confirmed and Jordan proved that he could care less about defense, his offense was nothing more than a gimmick designed to shake "shooters" for 20-footers and to top thing off he had the interpersonal skills of a rattlesnake.
Strike that. The low point was the day I realized Ed Stefanski didn't have the sack to fire Jordan during his first regular season at the helm.
Give me some of your highs and lows in the comments. Let's get it all out, enjoy tonight's game and then turn the page when the clock strikes midnight.