With his team just two losses from setting a record for NBA futility, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan was called out Wednesday by the team's former coach for his handling of the woebegone franchise.
New SMU head coach Larry Brown, who was hired in Charlotte by Jordan and coached from 2008-10, said he had little interaction with the NBA legend, instead communicating with him through intermediaries.
"I love the guy, think he's brilliant, but he's around people who don't have a clue. And they won't challenge him. And the more you challenge him, the more you get from him," said the 71-year-old Brown, who officially reentered the college coaching ranks last week after more than two decades in the NBA.
"It was almost like there were spies wondering what you were doing and getting back to him," Brown lamented. "A coach, a GM and a president all have to be attached at the hip."
Jordan has overseen the team's basketball operations since 2006 and bought a controlling stake in the f...