Interesting interview Michael Jordan gave to Rick Bonnell.
Larry Brown, his former head coach, ripped Jordan in a radio interview. Brown knows basketball as well as almost anybody. But he had to go. He ripped his players, publicly, as severely as any coach I've ever heard. There might be a business model for this. But if a leader repeatedly criticizes his employees, what's the incentive for employees to play hard for him? Brown lost the team.
Jordan, in turn, lost credibility this week by showing up in Chicago to watch the Blackhawks and the Cubs. While his own team was getting drilled by the Washington Wizards, Jordan was watching teams that belong to somebody else.
It was a horrendous PR move. If you're going on the road to watch a team, it ought to be yours.
Maybe Jordan is embarrassed by the product. But it's his product.