I think rebuilding through the draft is the best thing for us to do, Dunlap is doing a good job. Our young players are doing a good job, just keep going with what we are doing is the best thing to be doing at this point. In the past we would take good young players and trade them for players that would do good for a little while then suck it up on the injured list. Develop through the draft is the best idea. Look at OKC for a great example.... Thats the way to go...
......Go Bobcats!!!!! (Hornets) ..
I think this team is a solid SG or a solid C way from being a playoff team. Biz looks to be turning into something worth keeping now. So our needs our shrinking which is a much much better situation than last year. I love the job Dunlap is doing with our young players which does not equate into wins just yet, but it does help us in the long run as many of them are learning the fine art of playing basketball at the highest level.
Getting blown out every game is starting to get old....
While our more recent picks under Jordan's ownership have great potential; our front office culture would benifit from MJ stepping back from his Jerry Jones / hands on type of ownership. My fingers are crossed that he will give Cho complete autonomy. I beleive in Cho, I am fascinated by his saber-metrics approach; but MJ was out of line by undermining coach Brown's concerns as one of our games greatest basketball minds. We need another home-run pick next summer, I it he should be Cho's first choice and MJ should take a leap of faith and embrace his decision whatever it may be. MJ may have already done what I am saying; but if not, that is the biggest "change" that needs to take place.
This was discussed in detail on First Take, PTI, and a sports column. The main takeaway was that Jordan surrounds himself with yes men and and holds the "final say" so to speak in approving draft picks, basically, that hopefull draft picks by our previous GM(s) were overrided in favor of MJ's personal preferences...if not officially overrided , than swayed by coercesiveness by MJ over the "agreeable GMs." They implied this led to the infamous Charlottean busts in Brandon Wright and Adam Morrison...actually, sources say "MJ drafted these players." An article also goes on to say that Jordan has been directly involved in personnel decisions in his tenure at Charlotte and dismissed Larry Brown's efforts in communicating what he had to say about the team.
Maybe Jordan took heed from his critics and changed his approach, I do hope you are right, but I don't think what you're saying has always been the case in Charlotte's front office. My personal proposal (whether it has already been enacted in the Cho era or not) is that MJ strips himself of any influence in personnel decisions.
When you say that they wouldn't sign Cho unless he was the complete ringmaster; in the past, it is my belief that the previous GMs were merely a rubber stamp for what Jordan wanted enacted...that they played the role of adviser to MJ as opposed to the other way around. So if you're backing your statement by the logic of signing Cho, I say yes, Jordan is capable, and very well may have a disposition towards being the puppet-master over a GM who would act soley as an adviser and someone responsible for the formalities of drafting, signing, hiring and firing..even if Jordan is willing to pay money out of his own pocket to make it happen.
*Not saying this is true..maybe Cho has a better reputation than the others which leads me to beleive Jordan's less likely to make decisions on Cho's behalf...but if you are saying that Jordan has not conducted himself in the way I described at his tenure in Charlotte, I have to disagree, I beleive he has stolen quality years from this franchise with his past (and hopefully not present) approach.
@SWEdd523, are you saying MJ is going about his business now, making his GM the ringmaster, this way throughout his tenure at Charlotte, or just recently in the Cho era?