Hornets continue to descend

Updated: April 22, 2004, 12:29 PM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Dear New Orleans Hornets basketball franchise:

Please accept this as my official letter of resignation. I know that I do not work for you now nor have I ever worked for you in the past, but I simply didn't want to be the last one to do so and, after watching Wednesday night's game, am sure that I am not the first.

"We got what we deserved," Hornet guard Darrell Armstrong said in the Miami Herald. "Give them credit. They played hard every second. Every second. They go after every loose ball, every rebound. They are playing with a lot of confidence, and they should be. Stan Van Gundy gave them pep pills or energy pills. They are playing the best in the NBA right now. [Our] health doesn't have anything to do with it."