Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 2:10 pm  |  16 responses

Jordan Officially Approved as Bobcats Owner

Success breads success, or so that’s the thinking. We’ll see if Money can bring money to Charlotte as well (via the Charlotte Observer): “The NBA’s Board of Governors has voted unanimously to approve the purchase by Michael Jordan of a majority interest in the Charlotte Bobcats. The investment gives Jordan a controlling interest in the companies that operate the Bobcats and Time Warner Cable Arena, located in uptown Charlotte. After a Hall of Fame career, Jordan is the first former player to become the majority owner of an NBA team. ‘Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise. I am especially pleased to have the opportunity to build a winning team in my home state of North Carolina,’ Jordan said in a release. ‘I plan to make this franchise an organization that Charlotte can be proud of, and I am committed to doing all that I can to achieve this goal.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    And now to see if he can do better than Krause..

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Steve Nash.

  • jumpman3224

    I do not want to be #23 stepehn graham right now.

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Cool. Just for the record, Bob has never made any choices regarding the team. He has never asked for anything out of them, and really doesnt care. All he wanted was money. Bernine and MJ are the ones who have done work a tradional owner would do. The only consequental thing Bob has ever done is schedule his daughter’s pony contest in the arena during the last weeks of the season so we ended up with a bunch of road games. He signs off on any trade that will make the team money, whether it be good or bad. Bob was great for bringing a team to the city, and i can actually appreciate he was such a hands off owner; not doing things on a subject he knew nothing about. But he would never put the team first, he put the dollar first, and that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

  • k-lang

    Sweet. Now he can start working on his secret project, The Real Team Jordan, this summer’s free agent fiasco is not a huge coincidence. The Cats will become the Jumpmen, acquire Lebron James and Dwyane Wade by offering shoe contracts to the players and their franchises. That is why Lebron is hanging up his 23. In 2 following years add a Melo and a CP3. Don’t underestimate the power of THE SHOES.

  • riggs

    send betcats on a road trip with the bobcats like lang did with the hawks

  • jumpman3224

    please rename them the jumpmen!

  • The Philosopher

    Jordan is a true pioneer to the game. A true pioneer in the realm of professional athletic sports.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqSwZgpOad8 SMK

    Nice. Now as long as he talks about anything basketball-related on the golf course he can deduct them from his taxes.

  • Michael Scorn

    Now it’s going to be harder than ever to be the next Jordan.

  • don

    i guess raymond felton is going to be on hot water now, he’s wearing the three stripes right?

  • http://dgcoursereview.com Bro. D

    What are success breads? Are they whole grain?

    This may be the catalyst for something epic in Charlotte b/c this was the ONLY way the ‘Cats were gonna get the support (and dollars) of the all-important, fair-weather “I like college better than NBA cuz those NBA thugs have tattoos,” fans that are all too prevalent in NC. *sigh*

  • AL29

    Kwame Brown.

  • Hangtime Hec

    Way to kill the mood AL29.

  • chintao

    I hate Jordan, but there is a good opportunity here. Who want’s to see what a mythical GOATcat would look like?