Bobcats fans have some good news as when their team loses this year it seems accidental. Michael Jordan says he does not believe in tanking, and the team is not gunning for the lottery.
Earlier this week an anonymous GM told ESPN that he had sold the owners on his team to buy into tanking to get as much talent as they can from the upcoming loaded 2014 Draft. It's been clear that several teams are taking a "lose now" approach to this season, and the tanking debate is a hot topic.
Asked his thoughts on tanking, Bobcats owner, Michael Jordan said it's a method he doesn't believe in and it's not something the 'Cats would do. He uses the signing of Al Jefferson for $41 million over three years, as example that the franchise wants to win.
“I don’t know if some teams have thought of that. That’s not something that we would do. I don’t believe in that.”
He then laughed heartily and said, “If that was my intention I never would have paid (free agent) Al Jefferson $13 million a year.”