Michael Jordan Needs To Prove He Can Turn Charlotte Bobcats Into Winners

By John Raffel
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Now that Michael Jordan is a happily married man, will that make him a better chairman for the Charlotte Bobcats?

It’s not that marital bliss and life on the basketball court should be compared, but one has to wonder if Jordan can find the same type of happiness he has with his home life on the basketball court as well.

It’s been a long time since Jordan could identify himself with success on the court. It’s been a painful process with the Bobcats and life wasn’t much better with the Washington Wizards. Life without the Chicago Bulls hasn’t treated Jordan well in the basketball world.

Obviously what Jordan and the Bobcats do in the offseason will reveal how much happiness he can sustain on the court. Finding the right coach is the first challenge, and the Bobcats haven’t done a very good job with that. Although he did get his team to show some improvement from the disastrous 2012-13 season, but his reward to Mike Dunlap for that was getting fired.

Jordan has to make sure this is a coach who can teach, motivate and coach. Those are three important ingredients for any NBA coach, but the Bobcats haven’t had anyone fitting that description.

Once a coach comes aboard, the Bobcats have to decide which players to keep and which ones to add. That could be another tricky decision. The Bobcats haven’t drafted that well in recent years. That factor makes it hard for fans to get excited with a high draft pick. They need to draft a Damian Lillard like the Portland Trail Blazers picked up last season.

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