Michael Jordan came out today and expressed his unwavering commitment to turning Charlotte into a winning franchise. Jordan reiterated that despite last years dismal record, he still believes that he can turn Charlotte into a competitive team over time.
Jordan emphasized that the process will take time, but that he believes coach Mike Dunlap can change the culture. Since being named head coach Dunlap has been holding “marathon practices” that last three to four hours. Jordan believes this kind of hard work is the first step towards building a winning team.
However, Jordan realizes that to become a true contender in the future the team will need to acquire a superstar. Jordan stated that he was willing to spend the money when the proper occasion arises to sign that big name player, but he also said that he would wait until the Bobcats were more developed as a team before pursuing that big name superstar.
Overall, this is an important message for Jordan to send to Bobcats’ fans that he is committed to overseeing this teams transformation from worst to first, no matter how long that process may take. Fans also must be happy to see that the Bobcats at least have a ground plan to transform the franchise.