Michael Jordan Promotes His Brother Larry to Bobcats Director of Player Personnel

Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has promoted his older brother Larry to team director of player personnel (he was the director of special projects before the promotion). MJ’s son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Jasmine, also work for the Bobcats in smaller capacities. Per Yahoo! Sports and the Charlotte Observer: “Along with Michael Jordan, Larry will answer to team president of basketball operations Rod 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. Larry and Michael were teammates at Wilmington (N.C.) Laney High School during their senior and junior years, respectively. Michael Jordan credited his brother, who stands 5-feet-8, for helping him become a better player when he was younger through their intense 1-on-1 games. […] Jordan, who would report to team president of basketball operations Rod Higgins and general manager Rich Cho, is in Las Vegas this week for the Bobcats’ participation in summer league. He’ll be doing various scouting assignments in this new job. Director of player personnel is a position last held with the Bobcats by Buzz Peterson before he left in 2009 for a second stint as head coach at Appalachian State. Peterson, Michael Jordan’s college roommate at North Carolina and a close friend, later left Appalachian State for UNC Wilmington. Hiring relatives has been a common practice for the Bobcats in their decade-long history. Past head coaches Bernie Bickerstaff and Paul Silas each hired a son as an assistant. Higgins’ son, Cory, played point guard the 2011-12 season for the Bobcats. Most recently, Patrick Ewing Jr., son of the team’s associate head coach, was given a spot on the summer-league roster.”