NBA legend Michael Jordan has proven being a great player doesn’t necessarily translate to the front office as Jordan hasn’t found much success in the days since his playing days came to an end as a owner and front office member.
But what Jordan does bring with him is a presence, a presence that he hopes will allow the new-look Charlotte Hornets an ability to bring in a superstar as he told ESPN.
Jordan said Monday that with three draft picks and more than $13 million to spend in free agency the Hornets are in position to make a “big difference” in upgrading their roster.
“I think we made a difference last year with Big Al [Jefferson] and some of the acquisitions, and I don’t anticipate this year being any different. I always thought Charlotte was a great destination,” Jordan said. “Big Al has proven that you can come here and make a big difference. Hopefully we can look at that and attract some other superstars.
The Hornets will have $13 million dollars in cap space along with three draft picks this offseason, though, that likely isn’t enough to attract a superstar or even an All-Star to go alongside Jefferson as Jordan seems to desire.
Still, it appears the Hornets have seemingly committed themselves to doing what they can to put a winning product on the floor and Jordan, who isn’t exactly known for his granting of interviews, seems to be putting himself out there more in hopes of using his name and persona to bring in more talent.