Thursday , Feb , 12 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Michael Jordan Admits Mistakes


Michael Jordan’s résumé as an executive has long been tarnished by the name Kwame Brown, his much-maligned choice with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft when he ran the Washington Wizards.

Seven years later, he now has to live with another failed decision: Adam Morrison, Jordan’s first draft pick with the Charlotte Bobcats. After not living up to expectations, Jordan traded the No. 3 overall selection in 2006 to the Los Angeles Lakers over the weekend.

In a rare conference call with reporters Tuesday, Jordan owned up to the mistakes, but insisted other moves he’s made as managing partner of the Bobcats have positioned the struggling franchise to compete long-term.

"I think we’ve grown from it. I’ve grown from it and hopefully down the road when you make a choice, you try to make a better choice," Jordan said from Chicago, where he still lives after winning six NBA titles as a player with the Bulls. "People are going to point out the mistakes. Very rarely do they point out the successes. I understand that. It’s part of the game."

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