Jordan Says Charlotte Will Never Tank Games

Charlotte has played one game this year (a loss), and owner Michael Jordan is already addressing thoughts of tanking. Because that’s what you do when your teams has lost 206 games the past four years. ”I don’t know if some teams have thought of that,” Jordan told the Associated Press. ”That’s not something that we would do. I don’t believe in that.’ ”It’s not guaranteed (the player) you are going to get is going to be that star anyway,” Jordan continued. ”I did read that certain teams are thinking about doing it. But I’m not one of them. So let’s alleviate that conversation.” Of course, this rings twice as true for the guy who drafted Kwame Brown.

“I did read that certain teams are thinking about[tanking],” Jordan said. “But I’m not one of them.”

Teams like the Sixers have been open about the current state of their roster in the early part of this season. Philadelphia’s hope is to ultimately position themselves for a shot at Andrew Wiggins in next year’s draft. One anonymous GM has so gone as far to diagram his plan for tanking. So why won’t this happen in Charlotte? Jordan thinks his youthful talent, along with the newly acquired Al Jefferson to the tune of $41 million will keep the team competitive and on the right path. ”We’re focused on what we’re trying to do,” Jordan said. ”I think the direction we’re moving is positive. … I have a very strong feeling about where we’re going and my vision for this franchise.” And, you know, Jordan drafted Kwame Brown.

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