I agree that it's good to know MJ isn't just being a "yes man" to LB (remember he's the guy who pushed for the Ariza - Francis trade)...but there's so much more in that article that I'm not sure Iverson should get top billing.
So what defines a Larry Brown player?
“One, he has to have basketball savvy,’’ Jordan said. “His IQ as a basketball player has to be high, maybe even more so than talent.
“Two, they need to be athletic – we have a very, very athletic team.
“Three, they have to have a defensive skill set.’’
Center Nazr Mohammed, who played for Brown here and in Philadelphia, adds a fourth quality: Versatility. Mohammed notes he and center Gana Diop are the only players on a 15-man roster who can fill just one position.Considering how much change has occurred, it’s perhaps a surprise that two of the players who pre-date Brown, Wallace and Felton, remain core pieces.
But not that surprising, since their values mirror Brown’s. He constantly praises Felton for being such a pleaser and says Wallace asks the smartest questions he’s heard a player pose in practice.