Hornets owner Michael Jordan: Trying to 'attract superstars' to Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan says he expects the team to improve next season and that he hopes to make another impact acquisition this offseason.
The Hornets have ninth, 24th and 45th picks in this month's NBA Draft and will have $13 million to spend in free agency.
"I think we made a difference last year with Big Al [Jefferson] and some of the acquisitions, and I don't anticipate this year being any different," Jordan said, via the Associated Press.
The team went 43-39 last season and were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Miami Heat.
Led by third-team All-NBA selection Al Jefferson, the team improved by 22 games from last season. Jefferson came to the team last summer, signing a three-year, $40.5 million contract.
"I always thought Charlotte was a great destination," Jordan said. "Big Al has proven that you can come here and make a big difference. Hopefully we can look at that and attract some other superstars. Everybody surrounded him, and we got better.McRoberts was a huge part of that. So I think we got better as the year went along."SI.COM STAFF: Report: Knicks increasing efforts to hire Derek Fisher as next head coach