Bobcats lay off radio announcer, others

Updated: July 12, 2011, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With the NBA lockout less than two weeks old, at least two NBA teams have begun cutting staff. One of the first to resort to layoffs: Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats.

Radio play-by-play announcer Scott Lauer was one of at least seven employees let go by the Bobcats in the past week.

A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons fired 15 people two weeks ago. The person, who wasn't authorized to speak about the team's moves, spoke to The Associated ...

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