Michael Jordan Team history
• Great people, struggling executives
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Jordan's No. 23 is certainly synonymous with success. Now that quantity features a totally various definition for him.
As Jordan watched from their deluxe box, his Charlotte Bobcats lost their 23rd consecutive online game Thursday evening 104-84 to New York Knicks and completed the shrunken season because of the worst winning percentage in NBA record (.106). Meaning the person recognized globally while the greatest basketball player ever before is the not-so-proud owner associated with worst NBA team previously.
A magnificent resume which includes six NBA titles and five league MVP awards would also include one very forgettable season for record book.
It had been 39 many years since an NBA staff completed with a worse winning portion than the Bobcats. In a full season, the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers completed 9-73 (.110).
Within lockout-shortened regular season, the Bobcats finished a woeful 7-59 - plus they are every bit as bad since the numbers indicate.
They're last in league scoring and shooting percentage. They lost 22 games by 20 points or more. It's difficult to determine what's worse, their offense or their protection.
This present year's Bobcats were every little thing Jordan was not as a player - unproductive, uncompetitive and unwatchable.
Jordan told the Charlotte Observer on Wednesday that he understood this is going to be a trying 12 months, but did not anticipate it would be this bad.
"But did we want to chase the most pingpong balls (in might 30 draft lotto)? Absolutely no way, " Jordan told the newspaper. "from the time I possessed the group i do believe we have made some very good moves on the business enterprise part. We had to produce an arduous decision to show over the skill. In 2010 the skill we had did not react, but that does not cause me to switch my back regarding the plan."
While Jordan had been adhering to his program, the Bobcats had been painful to view.
Nobody regarding roster comes near having Jordan's charisma - and his capacity to take over. They are lacking a face for team, at the least regarding court.
And all sorts of that's on Jordan.
His reputation as a professional will continue to take struck after hit, just the means he always make game-winning chance after chance.
Jordan's questionable decision-making features landed the hall-of-famer within center of a debate about which previous celebrity switched NBA executive has been doing the worst work.