Be considered the best player of all times is not synonymous with being a great manager of the franchise.
From Michael Jordan, who won six rings with the Chicago Bulls in the nineties, started its facets of administrative organization, these teams what they have done is lose
So say the numbers, by the way, almost never lie.
As was demonstrated in the docuserie ‘The Last Dance’, MJ on numerous occasions reiterated that the players are —and not organizations— the ones that win championships. The problem is that since he is president of operations or the owner of a set, “Your Majesty,” nor is that right in your selections and recruitments. Let’s look at.
President of the Wizards
Prior to go out of his second retirement as a player, Jordan became the president of operations of the Washington Wizards in 2000.
Was in charge of managing the roster of the team, choosing players in the Draw for Rookies and managing the salary cap.
The first big mistake of Jordan in shipments came in the draft of 2001. With the first turn in a drawing that included Pau Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Joe Johnson, Tony Parker, Shane Battier, Richard Jefferson and Gilbert Arenas, among others, Jordan selected Kwame Brown.
In his defense, Brown was a phenomenon of 7’0” (2.13 metres) in ‘high school’. Was supposed to have a great career. But, it was so and so bad, that it is still considered one of the worst first ‘picks’ in the history of the NBA. In 13 campaigns, he averaged 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds.
That same campaign, Jordan returned to the hurts. After not classify to playoffs, MJ —who was still president of the team— redeemed at the next tournament for the young Richard Hamilton to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Jerry Stackhouse. Another transaction that in the paper looked good, but that came out awful.
Hamilton ended up winning the 2004 title with Detroit. Jordan, for its part, did not advance to the postseason for the second campaign followed. He finally retired in 2003.
Michael Jordan created controversy in the social and political by their lack of interest throughout his career.
Charlotte Bobcats (Hornets)
After feeling ‘betrayed’ by the management of the Wizards, we finally sold the team —and they don’t reach a purchase agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks— MJ eventually joined the board of directors of the then-Charlotte Bobcats in 2006.
This year, we reached another turn in the draft for claimed. He did? Let’s take a look.
The Bobcats had the third ‘pick’ of the draw.
Andrea Bargnani and LaMarcus Aldridge were chosen in the first and second turn, respectively. Who were made available? Brandon Roy, Rudy Gay, J. J. Redick, Rajon Rondo, Kyle Lowry, P. J. Tucker and Paul Millsap. But it is not. The Bobcats ended up picking Adam Morrison, a winger of 6’8” (2.03 meters), they only played 161 games in his career and recorded 7.5 points per game.
Jordan acquired, in its entirety, to the Bobcats for $275 million in 2010. It was another restructuring after a couple of tournaments disastrous. Stars of the franchise like Emaka Okafor, Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson, among others, were redeemed.
In 2011 came the first big hit. With the ninth inning, the Bobcats selected guard Kemba Walker. The base 6’0” (1.83 meters) played eight successful seasons in Charlotte before being traded in the summer to the Boston Celtics.
But MJ, in 2012, he returned to the ‘old ways’ and was selected in the second round to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist over Bradley Beal (3), Damian Lillard (6), Harrison Barnes (7), Andre Drummond (9) and Draymond Green (35). Yes, difficult to digest.
But if they thought that the third was the charm, they are wrong. In 2013, Charlotte was chosen in the fourth turn to Cody Zeller in a class that featured Victor Oladipo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and CJ McCollum. The rest is history.
From there, these have been the selections until today: Noah Vonleh (9/2014), Frank Kaminsky (9/2015), Malik Monk (11/2017), Arnoldas Kulboka (55/2018), Jalen McDaniels (52/2019), Cody Martin (36/2019) and PJ Washington (12/2019).
Of all these players, Washington is the largest projection. Prior to the suspension of the season 2019-20, the wing power forward averaged 12.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Charlotte held the tenth place of the Eastern Conference with a mark of 23-42.
According to data from ESPN Stats & Information, Charlotte has mark 330-473 (.411%) since Jordan became majority owner of the team. In addition, it is one of four teams that does not win a series in postseason since 2010.
In the 2011-12 season, more short than usual because of the ‘lockout’, Charlotte registered trademark of 759 (.106%). This percentage is the lowest in the history of the NBA.
‘Coach’ Moral explains that the Bulls was unbeatable when were Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen together in the hurts.
One of two: Or to Jordan was not motivated to win, as an owner, or is it really very bad.
For more strange as it might seem to someone as “Your Majesty”, in 14 seasons, Charlotte has gone beyond the .500 only three times. The laughing stock of the league, the New York Knicks, have also qualified for the postseason three times during that span. The only difference is that at least the whole new yorker has won a series of ‘playoffs’.
Jordan, furthermore, it has been won with merits the label of stingy. According to several reports in the summer, MJ wanted his former star Walker “given a discount” in the negotiations of renewal. It transpired that the offer from the Hornets to Walker was far short of the five years and $190 maximum contract.
Not to be left with empty hands, Charlotte signed and redeemed Walker to the Celtics for point guard Terry Rozier. This movement allowed the Hornets to stay under the luxury tax (luxury tax) by approximately $20 million.
According to the website Hoops Hype, Charlotte and the New Orleans Pelicans are the only two teams in the NBA that have never had to pay the ‘fine’ of the luxury tax.
The numbers are almost never cheat, and what that has shown us the Jordan long pants, is that you will not be able to match the Jordan player.
But hey, as the titled the famous James Bond movie starring Sean Connery: never say never. Especially with someone as competitive as Jordan. Right? At least that was what he wanted to remember in ‘The Last Dance’.
In sports may be back, but in the economic field, even retired Jordan still the best athlete or exatleta with more capital in the world. According to Forbes, his fortune round in the $2.1 trillion. In the past 12 months, in addition, generated an estimated $300 million between his team (Charlotte) and the company of Nike running shoes. Only golfer Tiger Woods is ‘about’ the fortune of MJ with an estimated $800 million.
Despite the ups and downs of the Hornets, the team has increased its value to $940 million.
In sports Jordan is losing, but in the monetary wins for the sweep, as if it were an MVP.