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Michael Jordan | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (51) / 2/17/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 216
College: North Carolina
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The Hornets are reportedly putting together a bid to host the 2017 or 2018 All-Star game.
Commissioner Adam Silver has said that the likelihood of Charlotte securing an All-Star game would be dependent upon certain upgrades to the arena. "It’s part of the understanding here that the building remain state of the art," Silver said. "Nothing dramatic is needed. But certainly an upgrade to the scoreboard, some things with the suites and the lighting." It's expected that the Hornets will make a formal announcement of their pursuit during their news conference scheduled for Tuesday. Aug 11 - 6:28 PM

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Michael Jordan said the Hornets got rid of Rod Higgins to give Rich Cho more power.

"One of [Higgins'] strong points is not negotiating, leveraging teams," Jordan said. "Sometimes when teams would call [proposing trades], they’d bypass Rod to get to Rich." Cho has a background as a lawyer and was with the Blazers before becoming the general manager of the Hornets. He has some money to play with this offseason and could sign another wing to help out Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson.
Jun 14 - 10:32 AM

Michael Jordan was named a billionaire by Forbes on Thursday after increasing his stake in the Charlotte Hornets.

MJ first invested in the Bobcats/Hornets back in 2006 and recently increased his share in the franchise from 80 percent to 89.5 percent. The increasing value in NBA franchises on top of his lucrative Nike contract and other business ventures has made Michael Jordan's net worth over $1.0 billion. Congratulations Mike.
Source: Forbes.com
Jun 12 - 2:20 PM

The Bobcats' plan to change their name back to the Hornets has renewed local interest in the franchise, which ranks in the top 10 in NBA ticket pre-sales this summer.

Just as importantly for the team's finances, executive VP Pete Guelli said there are "many, many companies that have not been interested for a number of reasons that are entertaining [marketing and sponsorship] dialogue around the return of the Hornets." Charlotte finished last season 24th in home-game attendance while posting a 21-61 record last year, so the uptick in sales is both welcome and surprising.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 07:38:00 PM

The NBA approved Charlotte's request to change the franchise's nickname back to Hornets.

Owner Michael Jordan has already publicly stated he planned to make the change, but the franchise needed the approval of the league's Board of Governors before proceeding with the change. The nickname became available when New Orleans abandoned the Hornets moniker for Pelicans earlier this year. Charlotte's change won't officially take place until after the 2013-14 season.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Michael Jordan's brother, Larry, was promoted to team director of player personnel, several sources told Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears.

Larry Jordan, who is Michael's older brother, will answer to president of basketball ops Rod Higgins and GM Rich Cho. Still, this feels like a bit of promotion for a guy was was previously the team's director of special projects. The position has been vacant since Buzz Peterson left to become head coach at Appalachian State three years ago.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 05:08:00 PM

The Bobcats "really like" Quin Snyder and he could be their next coach, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

Snyder spent last season as an assistant in Russia with CSKA Moscow, and after being a favorite of the Bobcats last season prior to the Mike Dunlap hire, it appears the team is ready to flirt with him again. Sources told Broussard that GM Rich Cho wanted to hire Snyder over Dunlap initially, so it's not clear why it didn't happen last year.
Source: ESPN
Fri, May 24, 2013 08:53:00 AM

The Bobcats interviewed Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek on Thursday for their head coach opening after meeting with Lakers assistant Steve Clifford earlier in the week, CBS Sports' Ken Berger reports.

Hornacek is quickly becoming a hot name on the coaching circuit. If he doesn't land a job this summer, he appears likely to get one soon. The Bobcats are casting a wide net on their search, meeting with at least six other coaching candidates, including Alvin Gentry, Nate Tibbetts, Kelvin Sampson, Elston Turner and Clifford.
Thu, May 23, 2013 06:33:00 PM

Michael Jordan announced at a press conference on Tuesday that the Bobcats have filed the necessary paper work to become the Hornets starting with the 2014-15 NBA season.

Jordan is catching some heat for not "dressing up" for the press conference, as well as for a lack of former Hornets in attendance. But the good news is that Charlotte is getting its original name back, which is what the fans wanted. That was made possible by the fact the New Orleans Hornets will now be known as the Pelicans, and Jordan can only hope that the name change will bring the Charlotte franchise some much needed mojo going forward.
Tue, May 21, 2013 06:44:00 PM

The Bobcats have started the process of changing their name to the Hornets, a source with knowledge of the situation told Will Brinson of CBS Sports.

This isn't exactly a surprise. Once the Hornets changed their names to Pelicans, there were multiple reports the Bobcats were at least exploring the idea of returning to the name of the franchise that played in Charlotte from 1988 to 2002. According to Brinson, there's no timeline for the change but commissioner-in-waiting Adam Silver said in April that such a process can at least 18 months.
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, May 18, 2013 09:22:00 AM

The Bobcats will interview CSKA Moscow assistant coach Quin Snyder for their vacant head coach position, a source tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Snyder interviewed with the Bobcats last year too when he was an assistant on Mike Brown's Lakers staff. Charlotte of course went with Mike Dunlap, who was fired at the end of the season, and Snyder ended up taking an assistant coaching job in Russia. Snyder will be the seven known candidate to interview with Charlotte, joining Steve Clifford, Alvin Gentry, Nate Tibbetts, Kelvin Sampson, Jeff Hornacek and Elston Turner.
Sat, May 11, 2013 01:43:00 PM

The Bobcats will interview Lakers assistant Steve Clifford for their head coaching vacancy.

Clifford is the sixth known candidate to potentially fill the position vacated by the firing of Mike Dunlap, joining Alvin Gentry, Nate Tibbetts, Kelvin Sampson, Jeff Hornacek and Elston Turner. Turner was an assistant for Mike Brown and then Mike D'Antoni with the Lakers this season after spending nine seasons combined on the staffs of Jeff and Stan Van Gundy.
Sat, May 4, 2013 11:01:00 AM

The Bobcats will interview longtime NBA assistant Elston Turner for their vacant head coaching position, source tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Turner has over 15 years of coaching experience as an assistant, most recently with the Suns. The Bobcats also asked for permission interview Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson, although he's likely to be a candidate for much better jobs than Charlotte's opening. Spears reports the Bobcats are expected to begin the interviewing process next week.
Wed, May 1, 2013 06:51:00 PM

The Bobcats have asked for permission to interview Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson for their open head coaching position.

Sampson is a North Carolina native and would probably jump at the opportunity, despite Charlotte's poor track record.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 10:13:00 PM

The Chicago-area Attack Athletics facility, run by famed trainer Tim Grover, owes more than $12.5 million to creditors including Michael Jordan.

MJ has $1.5 million sunk into Attack Athletics, but as an unsecured creditor he's unlikely to see that money again. The facility is expected to soon enter foreclosure, as it's creditors are pushing to sell the property, which includes four basketball courts and a 10,000 square foot weight room.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 03:44:00 PM

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