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Michael Jordan’s older brother promoted to player personnel role with the Bobcats

Jul 16, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

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Michael Jordan is an owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, and owners have the right to install their family members in prominent positions if that’s they way they want to roll, because it’s their team, and they can do with it what they choose.

Jordan has exercised this right by bringing in his older brother, Larry Jordan, who has worked with the team in the past but has now been promoted into an official role with some significance attached.

From Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports:

Larry Jordan, an older brother of Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, was promoted to team director of player personnel, several sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Along with Michael Jordan, Larry will answer to team president of basketball operations Ron Higgins and general manager Rich Cho. Larry Jordan’s previous job was team director of special projects. He fills a position that was vacant for three years after Buzz Peterson departed to become the head coach at Appalachian State.

Is Larry Jordan qualified for a high-ranking job in such a relatively important position in an NBA front office?

Honestly, we have no idea. But he can’t do much worse than anyone else has in Charlotte.

Since the franchise moved there in 2004, it has been over the .500 mark just once, while making only one playoff appearance in the last nine seasons. The team has won 28 regular season games in total over the past two years.

  1. JMClarkent - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    It is almost as if MJ hates the city of Charlotte.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM


  2. dyn0myte - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Not many people are willing to tell Michael Jordan he’s stupid.

    “You want to pick Kwame Brown. Michael that would be stupid.”
    “Adam Morrison. Really Michael, that would be stupid.”

    Maybe he’ll listen to his big brother.
    Bobcat fans can only hope…

  3. onlyavoice - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    I Have Always Thought MJ Was A Great Player.
    I Also Think He Has A Bag Of Rocks For a Brain.
    Just Sell The Team & Admit That You Failed.

    • bougin89 - Jul 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      That’s a very nice poem.

  4. stayhigh_247 - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Larry was actually the better ball player between the two. But really what difference does it make? Mj can give his brother a job without having to always give him a handout, at least this way he kind of earns it.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM

      Larry was the better ball player based on what?

      • fanofevilempire - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

        based on what stayhigh 247 posted, pay attention!

    • Sam Spade - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Really…I must have missed Larry’s title run in the NBA. How many MVP’s did he win?

  5. rickyspanish - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:58 PM


    Why Do You Capitalize Every Word In Your Statements?

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

      Because It Makes You Look Smart, Try It.

  6. yousuxxors - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    the heat almost won as many games in a row than the bobcats have won in two years lol

  7. adoombray - Jul 17, 2013 at 4:02 AM

    If it wasn’t even a position that was occupied the last 3 years… is this like… if a tree falls in the woods and nobody hears it who cares? “Is Larry Jordan qualified for a high-ranking job in such a relatively important position in an NBA front office?” – it’s obviously not an important position in the Charlotte front office

  8. seanb20124 - Jul 17, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Is MJ the majority owner?

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      Yes. He used to be a minority owner but now he’s a majority minority owner.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      he is African American so he is a minority owner.
      the majority of professional team owners are white.

  9. earpaniac - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Larry was decent, but better than MJ?!

  10. pellypell - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Larry knows less about basketball than Chris Paul’s brother Cliff.

  11. bullsfannotabudman - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    You guys don’t know the secret. Michael is still working for the Bulls. It’s a conspiracy to make sure the Bulls get Charlotte’s unprotected pick in 2016 off of the Tyrus Thomas trade. Of course it’s easy for Michael to keep Charlotte on the bottom, because, face it, MJ is the greatest basketball player ever and the worst basketball executive ever. Or he’s been sand-bagging and will take over as GM of Bulls in 2016 and have the last laugh. (highly doubt it,but had to throw it in.

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