Michael Jordan Promotes Brother Larry to Charlotte Bobcats Player Personnel Role

Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2013

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Michael Jordan is keeping it in the family.

Larry Jordan, Michael's elder brother, was promoted to team director of player personnel by the Charlotte Bobcats, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Previously, Larry was the team's director of special projects. The position he is in now has been vacant for the last three years since Buzz Peterson left the Bobcats to become the head coach at Appalachian State.

In addition to Michael, Spears says Larry will also be reporting to Rod Higgins, president of basketball operations, and Rich Cho, Charlotte's general manager.

Standing at just 5'8", Larry actually went on to play some professional ball. He played for the World Basketball League's Chicago Express in 1988, which was the league's only season of existence.

Larry isn't the only member of Michael's family working for the Bobcats either.

A source told Spears that MJ's son, Jeffrey, and his daughter, Jasmine, are involved with the organization as well. They apparently hold lesser roles with the team.

The two brothers, Larry and Michael, were teammates at Wilmington Laney High School during their senior and junior years. Spears writes that His Airness credits Larry with making him a better player through their intense one-on-one sessions when they were younger.

After watching MJ set the bar of greatness in the NBA for a decade and a half, the rest of us might want to thank Larry for helping him improve too.