Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 9/11/12
Michael Jordan is reportedly stepping away from the decision-making table for the Charlotte Bobcats. According to an ESPN The Magazine article, Jordan has grown frustrated and upset with the Bobcats' performance under his watch, culminating in the league's worst winning percentage ever last season, .106. Jordan will allow his GM Rich Cho to handle the day-to-day responsibilities without Jordan's large personality and shadow looming over every decision. Instead, Cho will be permitted to utilize his system of metrics and analytics which are used at Oklahoma City and Dallas, among other top franchises. When Jordan first acquired the team, he hoped his star-power would attract free agents to Charlotte. Now, as Cho explains to ESPN, "thats much tougher to do than it used to be. It's a system where a team that has a player isn't going to lose that player easily. That limits the shopping list. A young guy isnt going anywhere because a team is willing to spend on potential. So we have to find potential. It is an interesting decision coming from Jordan, but ultimately one that aligns with his inner workings. What Jordan has done thus far for the Bobcats hasn't worked. Now, he appears willing to cede control in order to achieve what he's best known for: Winning.
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