Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, is finally, stepping away from the decision-making table for the team, according to a published report.
Jordan will allow general manager Rich Cho to handle the day-to-day responsibilities without Jordan input on 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.
Since Michael Jordan purchased controlling interest of the Charlotte, the team as endured numerous losing seasons — with the exception 2009-10 season — and a 23 game losing streak.
Jordan has grown frustrated and upset with the Bobcats’ performance under his watch, ESPN The Magazine reported. The team’s struggles culminated in the league’s worst winning percentage ever last season, .106.
“He’s promised his front office staff that he’ll let them do their jobs without his shadow looming over their (draft) war-room marker boards,” the magazine wrote.
It’s an interesting move on his part, figuring Jordan is a win it “my way” kind a guy.