CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Jordan has struck a deal to buy controlling
interest of the Charlotte Bobcats, putting the former NBA superstar in
charge of the money-losing team in his home state.
Traci Blunt, a spokeswoman for owner Bob Johnson, told The Associated
Press that Jordan was able to put together an ownership group late
Friday to buy the team he has been a part-owner of since 2006. Jordan
has been running the team's basketball operations.
I heard Darth Vadar was a Bobcat's fan, let's check on his commentary:
This means that Jordan will be locked into the primary basketball decision maker for as long as he owns the team [could you imagine any possibility otherwise while he owns it?]. That would appear to be pretty good news for the Bulls prospect of getting a high unprotected lottery pick in 2016 given Jordan's record as a basketball decision maker.
It will be interesting to see if he can find any success as an owner, what's interesting about Jordan is that, as a player, his work ethic was absolutely unrivaled. As a decision maker, his work ethic may be among the worst of all his peers. I think at a fundamental level he simply doesn't respect how difficult it is to be a general manager. He thinks he can half ass it and just spot talent easily without doing all the due diligence on figuring out character fit, roster fit, upside, salaries, and all the other details that are important.
The best of luck to Jordan, for all the memories you've given me, I owe you some heart felt good luck wishes and success.