CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -The Charlotte Bobcats have had preliminary talks with Rod Higgins about becoming general manager, a move that would reunite him with former boss Michael Jordan.
Bobcats spokesman B.J. Evans said Tuesday the discussions are ongoing. Over the weekend, Golden State granted the Bobcats permission to speak to Higgins, who has served as the Warriors' GM for the past three seasons. Higgins reports to Golden State vice president of basketball operations Chris Mullin.
Higgins was assistant GM with the Washington Wizards from 2000-2003, when Jordan was the team's president of basketball operations. Higgins also played in Chicago during Jordan's rookie season with the Bulls in 1984-85.
Jordan became a part-owner of the Bobcats last June and took the final say on all basketball decisions away from coach and general manager Bernie Bickerstaff.
Bickerstaff stepped down as coach at the end of the season. He's staying with team as an executive vice president and will essentially be Jordan's top aide.
But the Bobcats are looking to fill the role of assistant GM Karl Hicks, who took a job this spring with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Jordan has quickly brought in former friends and teammates to Charlotte. Longtime confidant Fred Whitfield is now team president of the Bobcats. Jordan's former Chicago teammate Sam Vincent was hired as coach last week.
The 47-year-old Higgins spent 13 seasons in the NBA as a player. He also spent six seasons as an assistant coach with the Warriors.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Knicks trade for Derrick Rose The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks made a big trade on Wednesday when the Knicks acquired Derrick Rose in a...
Thumbnail 2017 NBA Finals Odds With the NBA Finals now complete, here is a look ahead to which teams will be favored to contend for next year’s championship.
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 7 Pick It’s all come down to one game. Who will prevail in Game 7 of the NBA Finalsas the Golden State Warriorshost the Cleveland Cavaliersat 8PM ET?
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 7 Total Pick Will Game 7 of the NBA Finalsbe another high-scoring affair, or will it be a grind out between the Golden State Warriorsand Cleveland...
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 6 Pick Can the Golden State Warriors get back on track in Game 6 of the NBA Finals or will the Cleveland Cavaliers create...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages