Jordan Making More Changes

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Only a day after firing his head coach Larry Brown, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is exploring trade options to clean up the mess that was left behind. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Jordan is considering trading for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Baron Davis. That’s right, Jordan is considering a trade for the very guy that Clippers owner Donald Sterling heckles at every home game.

For now, Jordan will go with Paul Silas, an old-school tough guy and popular figure in Charlotte’s NBA history, to coach the rest of the season. Silas is a long way removed from the NBA – and longer from his late 1990s success in Charlotte.

And if bringing back Silas isn’t retro enough for everyone, how about Silas’ old Hornets point guard, Baron Davis. Jordan is considering a trade proposal that would send Augustin, DeSagana Diop and Matt Carroll to the Los Angeles Clippers for Davis, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

I know, people will wonder why Jordan would trade Augustin and crew for Baron. Davis has just recently been reinserted to the Clippers starting lineup and hasn’t performed that well since it’s occurred. While, Augustin has been fairly effective for the Bobcats and also eight years younger.

When you look at it that way it’s hard to argue that the trade makes sense but Jordan’s not looking at it that way. He’s looking at cleaning up the mess Larry Brown made. According to Wojnarowski, Jordan never wanted to draft Augustin, he instead wanted to draft Brooks Lopez in that 2008 Draft.

So with Jordan’s ego you know the first thing he’ll do is get rid of his former coaches “guy” and start to make this the team he wanted. While I don’t see Baron Davis helping the team get better, he will at least help in the transition to the new coaches offense. Davis is also a former Charlotte player, so he could help put a few butts in the seats off nostalgia alone.

I wish I could say the Bobcats would at least get some salary relief out of this but Davis isn’t a free agent till after the 2012/2013 season. With that being the case if I was Jordan, I think I’d just swallow my pride and keep the old coaches guy.

It will be interesting to see how things play out over the next year for the Bobcats. Knowing Jordan’s track record, I could see this thing becoming a lot more of a mess before it has any chance of getting better.

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