Jordan 'in it for the long haul' with Bobcats

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Jordan 'in it for the long haul' with Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats majority owner Michael Jordan has taken criticism for his handling of the franchise since he took over in 2010.
Last year the team finished with a 7-59 record, the lowest win percentage for any team in NBA history, but in an interview with the Charlotte Observer, Jordan says he's "in it for the long haul" and is "motivated to do everything I can to bring a winner here."
Jordan, who won six championships of his own in the 90s as a member of the Chicago Bulls, said last season's historically bad record was humbling. It prompted change within the organization, as the team hired a new coach in Mike Dunlap and has five new faces on the roster this season.
I felt the need to step in and say, Look, this is how were going to do this. The culture of whats happening in Charlotte is going to be this. Either you buy in or youre not going to be here, Jordan said in the interview.
The most heralded newcomer may be Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the second overall pick in June's NBA Draft. The Kentucky freshman, along with fellow freshman and No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, helped the Wildcats to a 38-2 record and national championship.
Ive said this in the past and I say it loosely obviously: He reminds me of (ex-Bulls star and Jordan teammate) Scottie Pippen because he can do so many different facets and he can connect a lot of different, talented players," Jordan said in the interview. "I looked at (Kansas Thomas) Robinson, who I think is going to be a great player but can he connect? Can he connect the different pieces?
The Bobcats are a couple of years and key pieces away from thinking about contending, but what's your take? Can the Bobcats, under Jordan's watch, ever get Charlotte to contender status?

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