Report: Bobcats owner Michael Jordan promotes older brother to front office position
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan promoted his older brother, Larry, to be the team’s director of player personnel, reports Yahoo! Sports.
The elder Jordan will answer to Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins and general manager Rich Cho.
Before the promotion, his previous job was team director of special projects. Jordan’s former college teammate at North Carolina, Buzz Peterson, had the position but left to become the head coach at Appalachian State.
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Larry and Michael were teammates at Wilmington (N.C.) Laney High School during their senior and junior years, respectively. Michael Jordan credited his brother, who stands 5-feet-8, for helping him become a better player when he was younger through their intense 1-on-1 games.
Michael Jordan’s son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Jasmine, are also involved with the Bobcats in lesser roles, sources said.
Larry Jordan played professionally for the World Basketball League’s Chicago Express in the league’s lone season in 1988.