NBA Commissioner David Stern Has Faith In Jordan
(NEW YORK) — In an interview with ESPN Radio on Monday, NBA Commissioner David Stern spoke about the state of the Charlotte Bobcats who just ended a season in which they recorded the worst NBA winning percentage in league history.
Questions around Charlotte have been directed at majority owner Michael Jordan and if he is really committed to turning the franchise around.
“Without question, I see it more because I don’t discuss players with him, but his commitment to the operation down there, with respect to sponsors, season ticket holders, community events, he has been all in and it’s been great,” Stern told the Colin Cowherd show on ESPN Radio.
The Bobcats ended the season on a 23-game losing streak and finished 7-59 with a .106 winning percentage.
“It was I’m sure no fun for the players,” said Stern.
But he does believe there is light at the end of the tunnel for the Bobcats.
“I remain impressed with seven-foot-seven wingspans and young guards who can put the ball in the basket, we’ve had other teams, maybe they haven’t been quite this horrible but the draft and intelligent free agent signings based upon cap room can do a lot for a team,” said Stern on if the Bobcats can rebound from a miserable 2011-12 season.
Stern also said he wouldn’t bet against the six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan and is confident in Jordan’s abilities to turn the franchise around.
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