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After coming off the worst season in NBA history, the Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan remains optimistic. The former Chicago Bulls hall of famer was highly criticized for his team’s horrible performance last season. Despite the bad season, Jordan has hired a new coach, brought in new players, and established a new team culture.
According to the Associated Press, the Bobcats finished with a record of 7-59, with a winning percentage of (.106).
Michael Jordan who is arguably the greatest NBA player ever to play the game, is also known for being extremely competitive. Because of this, Jordan made it known that becoming a successful playoff team again would not be an easy process, but he’s committed to long-term results.
According to the AP, Jordan was showing up at practices, making sure his players were committed to the head coach Mike Dunlap. Dunlap has lengthy practices that don’t seem to have fit well a few players, but after Jordan explained that he supported Dunlap’s coaching customs and if they wanted to stick around, then they have to as well, the players quickly got on board.
Jordan told the AP, "I want to establish a culture within in this organization so that when you plug a guy in, the culture is sitting there and no one guy is bigger than that culture."
He’s fully committed, hiring a new coach that fits the culture he wants to instill and by making some new additions to the team. Jordan added veteran guard Ben Gordan, center Brenden Haywood, and ex Laker guard Ramon Sessions.
The Bobcats are currently 1-3 this season.