Michael Jordan promotes brother in Bobcats' front office

Jonathan Daniel

Larry Jordan helped his younger brother become the greatest player to ever suit up in the NBA, and now Michael Jordan has his brother alongside him to help the Bobcats take the next step forward as a franchise.

NBA legend and current Charlotte Bobcats majority owner and executive Michael Jordan promoted his brother, Larry Jordan, to be the team's next director of player personnel, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

The position was vacant for the past three years. Before that, Buzz Peterson held the role until he departed to become the head coach at nearby Appalachian State. Michael will defer to team president Ron Higgins in addition to Larry, who joins the staff in his new capacity after serving as the team director of special projects.

Larry is the older brother of Michael and is the person Michael credits most for helping him ascend to basketball greatness, despite being 10 inches shorter. The two played one-on-one together often in their youth, and they starred together on their high school team before little brother went on to star with the Chicago Bulls.

Big brother's basketball resume is impressive on its own merit, however. In addition to serving in the front office, Larry played professionally in the World Basketball League for the Chicago Express.

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