This is a story that many have probably been waiting to see for quite some time. Michael Jordan will be relinquishing his basketball decision making duties for the Charlotte Bobcats.
An article from ESPN the magazine states:
“He’s promised his front office staff that he’ll let them do their jobs without his shadow looming over their (draft) war-room marker boards.”
General Manager Rich Cho will now fully be in charge of the day-to-day basketball operations.
This of course comes on the heels of the worst statistical season for an NBA franchise in history, with the Bobcats posting a pathetic .106 winning percentage in 11-12.
My overall reaction to this is shock, because I can’t believe Jordan is giving up on something basketball related. He’s the ultimate competitor and I figured he would stick this out until the team got better.
But maybe last season was too much for him?
Maybe being dead last at something was the last straw for Jordan. He finally seems willing to swallow some pride, if it means winning more basketball games.
There’s no question this is the right move for the team, as Jordan’s track record speaks for itself. He’s been a lousy GM, and lousy at about everything related to basketball operations.
As a Jordan fan, I actually hate to see this. I wanted to see him succeed, and finally prove that he could put together a contending basketball team. But it wasn’t meant to be, and that’s okay, the team is better off giving Cho a chance. They have nothing more to lose.
Although Jordan has promised to step away from the day-to-day operations, it’s still his team, and he can do whatever he wants, so don’t be surprised to hear that this didn’t pan out in a couple of months…