I really don't know why there is so much Jordan hate. I really do think their is a misconception about a lack of desire to win on his part. He told us in essence, that we we're going to be bad for a few years because of cap creation and clearing bad contracts. He hired a good GM, and now we're getting ready to have a ton of cap room this year. The Bobcats are going to be a lot better starting next year, then more so, the year after. I know Jordan isn't perfect, and he has had to learn as an owner and all that, but I consider creating a ton of cap space and bringing the Hornets back at the same time a brilliant move. As dumb as it sounds I do believe names have a stigma that impact performance. If I'm an NBA free agent, and I get offered from the Celtics.. I would do more to prepare in anyway I could for a team that carries that kind of tradition. Good player aren't motivated to play for the Bobcats, but they would be more motivated to play for the Charlotte Hornets.
Agreed, and you even left out that we have been stockpiling future 1st round draft picks as well, while we cleared space and got rid of bad contracts.
It is an immediate results world and MJ is an easy target, but he has us pointed in the right direction and kudos to him for not getting impatient and trying to build this the right way.