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Mj Planning Exit Strategy If Team Doesn't Turn It Around


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#1 Proudiddy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

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What do you know? More negativity staring us in the face.

If MJ leaves I don't ever see this getting turned around. Not because MJ is such a great owner, but that would be two owners that gave up on this team and after that I think it would just continue for 18-20 years until one could pay to relocate. Really disappointing to hear this.

If he didn't want to lose money and fan interest, you don't pull legendary moves like trading for the "dust chip."

Nearing the end of another lost season as Bobcats owner, Jordan recently told his GM, Rich Cho, to start planning for a rebuilding campaign. He also dropped a bombshell, telling Cho and other deputies that if this one doesn’t produce a winner and he continues to lose millions over the next “three to four years,” then he intends to sell the team.

“I told Rich to make us better,” Jordan told one associate recently. “If that doesn’t work and I can’t make a profit in the next three to four years, then I’m selling.”

This is a change of plans for Jordan, who over almost the past year has been seeking a buyer to purchase half the team. The Bobcats lost $20 million last season and they’re headed for more big losses this season.



#2 Kevin Greene

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

Psssst, MJ.
Put a product on the floor fans wll want to watch.
I mean only Los Angeles fans are crazy enough to pack the arena every year to watch the Clippers lose for decades. In 27 years the Los Angeles Clippers have finished over .500 twice. Yet the last ten years they've averaged 17,000 home attendance. Then you have some who still think Pro Football left LA due to fan attendance.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

They should be better in "three to four years".

Now change the name to either the "CAROLINA Flight" or the "Charlotte Bobcats", and they'll get more merchandise sold.

Our license plates make clear that we are the "First in Flight" and MJ was "Air Jordan" with the Nike Flights. That one seems to be a no-brainer for me.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

Psssst, MJ.
Put a product on the floor fans wll want to watch.
I mean only Los Angeles fans are crazy enough to pack the arena every year to watch the Clippers lose for decades. In 27 years the Los Angeles Clippers have finished over .500 twice. Yet the last ten years they've averaged 17,000 home attendance. Then you have some who still think Pro Football left LA due to fan attendance.
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Psst. It's not just about "the floor". See previous post.

#5 rico6

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

Wow Jordan, you put this poo product on the floor, hardly any team promotions, no reach out programs, and now not the backing of its owner and NOW you decide it's time to sell.

Man.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Wow, pretty stupid thing for him to say. Not that I blame him for wanting to cut his losses if the team cant turn a profit in 3 or 4 years, but you cant say those kind of things out loud.

The good thing is it sounds like he is staying out of the way and letting Cho run the ship, which would clearly be his best option at this point. I dont care if that seems too optimistic

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

I wish he would sell it now and get someone else. I honestly dont like MJ as a human being. Cho will prob end up bailing him out.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:57 PM

They should be better in "three to four years".

Now change the name to either the "CAROLINA Flight" or the "Charlotte Bobcats", and they'll get more merchandise sold.

Our license plates make clear that we are the "First in Flight" and MJ was "Air Jordan" with the Nike Flights. That one seems to be a no-brainer for me.


You all need to get over this ridiculous name thing and a change will make things OK. You may have noticed the Dodgers just sold for 2 Billion, the "Dodger" name refers to dodging trolleys in Brooklyn. Then there are the Lakers, Minnesota, lakes. you get it right? The name means shiz and has no relevance to Los Angeles or to merchandise sales. It's the product on the field or court that matters.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

The Nine Circles of Bobcats Hell

The Bobcats are in Hell.
Not literally. They’re still alive. They still get paid. They’re operational. They’re not tortured with fire.
Other than that, though, yeah, pretty hell like.
The team is on pace for historic levels of failure. It is literally just about as bad as it can get. There is nearly no reason to watch the team, even if your team is playing them. It’s an automatic win. Better to do your taxes or tweeze your eyebrows.
How did it get to this? How did we reach this level? What makes the Bobcats so absolutely terrible? And is there anything, anything, anything to be hopeful about whatsoever? Maybe by diving in we can move forward from the horror. With that, we present the Nine Circles of Bobcats Hell.


Link:
http://probasketball...f-bobcats-hell/






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#10 cbarrier90

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:31 AM

The Hurricanes figured out that despite the win/loss record, if you put a product out on the floor that is entertaining with a group of young players that plays hard night in and night out, the fans will respond positively. That's why, despite a .500 record and missing the playoffs yet again, they continue to sell tickets.

In the end, the issues for the Bobcats go way beyond the quality of talent on the floor, the name, etc. The team simply does not play an exciting, youthful, energetic brand of basketball. They're unwatchable on a level of the 2010 Panthers and have been unwatchable for the better part of their existance.

L.A. gets people to Clippers games because L.A. is huge. Charlotte is not.

EDIT: That article KG just posted is hands down the best article I have seen regarding this season. Instead of programs, they should print that article out and hand it to fans as they enter TWC Arena, just to get them prepped for what they're about to watch and why they're about to watch it. The article covers every base about what's wrong with the Bobcats.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:48 AM

MJ should have never bought the team if he wasn't going to put the time and effort into making it a better organization. He clearly has no idea what he was doing. He just wants to sell his clothes in the team store.


This organization needs a major overhaul from top to bottom. I wish Mark Cuban were our owner. I'd kill to have an owner with that passion that shows his players how much he cares and how much they each mean. He is at every game. MJ is never at any games. He would rather be golfing than being around the team. I'd give anything for a Mark Cuban type owner.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:20 AM

The market and fans have been far worse than all 3 pro b-ball owners. Fans in this market think they are owed the world, and always play the victim role like hapless bitches. Fact is, as a collective the fans in this market only support their teams when they win. That kind of conditional support weighs down on our sports scene like a huge anchor. Panthers? Sell out, but cant get a full house on gameday unless 1/2 the stadium is opposing fans. Gameday experience is dull, boring, and lifeless. Bobcats? Never gotten the support and credit they deserve. Get undermined for a failed Hornets franchise that never won anything or was huge nationally. NASCAR? Their HOF is a flop after Charlotte lobbied hard for it 6-7 years ago. UNCC? 0 support, people would rather suck off UNC and Duke. Ya know, winners. No owner will be successful in this market as is. Hell JR is a Cam Newton away from being MJ and the Panthers the Bobcats. I wish we could trade golden states fans for ours. True bball fans who support their team no matter what. Win or lose Orco sells out.


#13 thatlookseasy

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

The Nine Circles of Bobcats Hell



Link:
http://probasketball...f-bobcats-hell/






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Here's my problem with that article: if anything, the Bobcats are in a much better place (in terms of building a legitimately good team) right now than they were at this point last season. They have fewer long term contracts, more promising young players, and a top 4 pick in a good draft to look forward to. The article said "They Are So Terrible They Cannot Get Good Return on a Firesale" but really, the team already had its fire sale- it moved Jackson and Wallace for picks and dumped Tyson Chandler for cap space. It is correct when it says "Moving forward, the team isn’t able to just press the reset button" because the team already hit the reset button. The front office could have gone out once the lockout ended and spent money on someone like Sam Dalembert to make the team a little bit competitive, but they chose to save the money and suck hard instead.

Honestly, the team was in "hell" at the beginning of last season. They had just made the playoffs and been swept out in the 1st round with an aging team, and to keep those players together it would have put the payroll into the luxury tax (lol). What they had was a team good enough to make the playoffs, but not good enough to actually win playoff games, and no room to improve the team since they had no money (and aging players on long-term deals) and draft picks in the middle of the 1st round- that is hell in the NBA.

At least now there is a light at the end of the tunnel (top 5 picks), slim though it may be

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

I love it!

It's just a matter of time before this awful franchise is gone!

#15 rico6

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

Did KT really compare the Bobcats to the Golden State Warriors lol


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