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Old 08-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: New era coming for Charlotte Bobcats?

2. Fact or Fiction: Michael Jordan is the right owner for the Bobcats.
Fiction. Jordan doesn't seem like the kind of owner who is committed to spend money on his team, even when it means losing money. He's not an owner like Mark Cuban. Jordan has stated that he "is willing to spend the money if the players warrant it", but the Bobcats would be better of with an owner who is willing to spend the money without seeing immediate returns. It's sort of what comes with a historyless team who has been lottery bound for every season in existence.
I kind of disagree with you on this one. Obviously, if you're going with the logic that he's no Mark Cuban, then basically 27 of the other 30 franchises don't have the right owners either because only a couple of owners spend money like Cuban does.

Jordan is actually being smart and realistic about his position. In an era where huge market teams (LA, Miami, Boston, NY) are going to attract the biggest talent, it would be stupid of him to throw a load of money to one guy only to see minimal gain, meaning, yes, we make the playoffs, but get swept in the first round every year by one of the big four. The only thing the Bobcats can do is go the route of OKC, which is kind of what we're doing. It's a piece by piece process. We're just going to have to build young talent that kicks ass and competes hard like OKC does in order to have success. Once that happens, MJ will spend more money to keep those players in Charlotte, and be a buyer at the trade deadline or in FA off season to add small pieces to improve the team.
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