CLICK ON LINE MOVEMENTS FOR COMPLETE LINE MOVEMENT INFORMATION
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Tue May 24 04:01:29 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
JORDAN “TIL DEATH” WITH THE BOBCATS
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 01:30 AM EST

Michael Jordan no longer could hide his frustration midway thru the Bobcats’ dismal season last year. Not wanting anyone to find out how angry he was, Charlotte’s owner moved from his seat at the end of the team’s bench to his more secluded luxury suite high above the court.

Still, he didn’t give up on his club then and he is not now.

The ultra-competitive Jordan declared despite watching his club “hit absolute bottom” during the most unhappy season in NBA history, he’s “in it for the long haul ” when it comes to seeing his struggling franchise changed into a consistent winner.

He knows it will not be a fast, easy process.

“Are we a playoff team? C’mon, we will not expect that,” Jordan recounted. “But we want to get things rolling in the right direction. I’m not real happy about the record book scenario last year. It’s very, very frustrating.”

Charlotte finished 7-59 and with the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history.

Jordan, who won 6 NBA titles with the Bulls, believes he has the right man to turn things around in new coach Mike Dunlap.

Dunlap has taken a no-nonsense, back-to-basics approach to coaching basketball — something Jordan said has been missing in Charlotte. NFL lines

“For years those steps have been skipped,” Jordan announced. “… We don’t have a star that may carry the team, so you need to learn to play together. That is what I love about (Dunlap). He’s going to get back to the basics with good passes, pivots, boxing out, running, looking after the ball and taking good shots. All of the things that were lost.”

Jordan asserted the challenge has been getting players to buy in, particularly when it comes down to Dunlap’s tiring 3- to 4-hour marathon practices.

But he’s there to be sure they do.

Jordan saw what he perceived as “resistance” from some players to Dunlap’s tactics earlier in the week, pulled them aside after practice and dressed them down. He told them that he totally supports Dunlap’s philosophies and if they don’t agree with it, they won’t be around for long.

That appeared to get the players’ attention.

Jordan said the day after he saw a change in attitude.

“I want to establish a culture inside this organization so that when you plug a man in, the culture is sitting there and no one guy is bigger than that culture,” Jordan said. “You either fit in or you don’t fit in. When you look at organizations that are established, they have a winning culture.”

Jordan recounted once the Bobcats establish that culture, more big-name free agents will want to come to Charlotte.

“Last year, we went thru the method of stripping down the organization and trying to build that back up,” Jordan claimed. “And this is another step toward that. Getting a young coach who understands our vision about what type of team we want to be and then having the ability to go pluck some of these (free agents) to mesh with what we have.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASEBALL 4/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
BASKETBALL 3/8/2016 - 4/12/2016
HOCKEY 3/8/2016 - 4/9/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Golden State Warriors
2
Golden State Warriors
3
Oklahoma City Thunder
4
Pittsburgh Penguins
5
Oklahoma City Thunder
05/24/2016
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceTOMIC, BERNARD vs. BAKER, BRIAN02:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCORIC, BORNA vs. FRITZ, TAYLOR02:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FrancePOSPISIL, VASEK vs. BERDYCH, TOMAS02:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCRAWFORD, SAMANTHA vs. BABOS, TIMEA02:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA vs. MLADENOVIC, KRISTINA02:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceKERBER, ANGELIQUE vs. BERTENS, KIKI02:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceNADAL, RAFAEL vs. GROTH, SAM03:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCERVANTES HUEGUN, INIGO vs. THIEM, DOMINIC03:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCUEVAS, PABLO vs. KAMKE, TOBIAS03:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSOLER-ESPINOSA, SILVIA vs. BACSINSZKY, TIMEA03:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCHIRICO, LOUISA vs. DAVIS, LAUREN03:30 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceDJOKOVIC, NOVAK vs. LU, YEN-HSUN03:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, VENUS vs. KONTAVEIT, ANETT04:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSOYLU, IPEK vs. RAZZANO, VIRGINIE04:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSOUSA, JOAO (POR) vs. DZUMHUR, DAMIR04:40 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceMAHUT, NICOLAS vs. BERANKIS, RICARDAS04:45 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGRANOLLERS, MARCEL vs. FOGNINI, FABIO04:45 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceRAM, RAJEEV vs. VESELY, JIRI04:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceVEKIC, DONNA vs. KEYS, MADISON04:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceNARA, KURUMI vs. ALLERTOVA, DENISA05:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceMATHIEU, PAUL-HENRI vs. GIRALDO, SANTIAGO05:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSTRUFF, JAN-LENNARD vs. TSONGA, JO-WILFRIED05:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceKNAPP, KARIN vs. AZARENKA, VICTORIA05:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceFERRER, DAVID vs. DONSKOY, EVGENY06:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceANDERSON, KEVIN vs. ROBERT, STEPHANE06:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceBENNETEAU, JULIEN vs. POUILLE, LUCAS06:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceLORENZI, PAOLO vs. BERLOCQ, CARLOS06:10 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSTEPANEK, RADEK vs. MURRAY, ANDY06:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceDODIN, OCEANE vs. IVANOVIC, ANA06:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FrancePETKOVIC, ANDREA vs. ROBSON, LAURA06:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FrancePUTINTSEVA, YULIA vs. WOZNIAK, ALEKSANDRA06:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGOFFIN, DAVID vs. BARRERE, GREGOIRE06:30 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, SERENA vs. RYBARIKOVA, MAGDALENA06:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceNICULESCU, MONICA vs. PARMENTIER, PAULINE06:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceMAKAROVA, EKATERINA vs. LEPCHENKO, VARVARA06:55 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceMARIA, TATJANA vs. JANKOVIC, JELENA07:30 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSVITOLINA, ELINA vs. CIRSTEA, SORANA07:30 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCHUNG, HYEON vs. HALYS, QUENTIN07:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceCORNET, ALIZE vs. FLIPKENS, KIRSTEN07:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSUAREZ NAVARRO, CARLA vs. SINIAKOVA, KATERINA07:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceTOWNSEND, TAYLOR vs. HESSE, AMANDINE08:35 AM PST
MLBTB RAYS vs MIA MARLINS09:10 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceISNER, JOHN vs. MILLMAN, JOHN10:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSTOSUR, SAMANTHA vs. DOI, MISAKI11:30 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceZHANG, SHUAI vs. VOSKOBOEVA, GALINA11:35 AM PST
MLBNY METS vs WAS NATIONALS4:05 PM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs PIT PIRATES4:05 PM PST
MLBTOR BLUE JAYS vs NY YANKEES4:05 PM PST
MLBMIL BREWERS vs ATL BRAVES4:10 PM PST
MLBCHI CUBS vs STL CARDINALS4:10 PM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs DET TIGERS4:10 PM PST
MLBCOL ROCKIES vs BOS RED SOX4:10 PM PST
MLBLA ANGELS vs TEX RANGERS5:05 PM PST
MLBCLE INDIANS vs CHI WHITE SOX5:10 PM PST
MLBBAL ORIOLES vs HOU ASTROS5:10 PM PST
MLBKC ROYALS vs MIN TWINS5:10 PM PST
NBAGST WARRIORS vs OKC THUNDER6:00 PM PST
MLBCIN REDS vs LA DODGERS7:10 PM PST
MLBOAK ATHLETICS vs SEA MARINERS7:10 PM PST
MLBSDG PADRES vs SFO GIANTS7:15 PM PST
05/25/2016
NBATOR RAPTORS vs CLE CAVALIERS5:35 PM PST
05/26/2016
MLBOKC THUNDER vs GST WARRIORS6:00 PM PST

x