Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/25/12
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His critics piling up by the week, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan finally came forward Wednesday to defend himself, his top executives and his franchise. Wednesday morning former Bobcats coach Larry Brown went on the Dan Patrick radio show, saying those around Jordan "don't have a clue" and made him "sick" when he worked there. Brown went so far as to suggest Jordan planted "spies" in the traveling party to check up on the coaches. Jordan responded with an exclusive interview in the Charlotte Observer, strongly denying the perception he surrounds himself with close friends and yes men. "It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room," Jordan told the Observer. "The idea that people can't do that is just wrong. Curtis (Polk, team vice chairman) has worked with me for over 20 years and he's never had a problem telling me no. Rod (Higgins, president of basketball operations) has no problem telling me no. Fre...
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