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Jordan Under Fire!

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When he was a player, Michael Jordan was sort of like a Mafia don in one sense (and one sense only): you either paid him the proper respect or he killed you - and left the corpse of your reputation on the court.

Now? Not so much. As an owner of a team which may become the worst in NBA history, people are lining up to take shots at Jordan. Latest: his former coach, Larry Brown, who said stuff like this:

"I love the guy, think he's brilliant, but he's around people who don't have a clue. And they won't challenge him. And the more you challenge him, the more you get from him.

"It was almost like there were spies wondering what you were doing and getting back to him. A coach, a GM and a president all have to be attached at the hip."

That's fairly harsh, but nothing compared to what Rick Telander says in the Chicago Sun-Times. Now this is a major rip.

Jordan can't shut them down on the court as he used to, but he can certainly express his own side of the story, which he now has.

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