Read a pretty good feature on Michael Jordan in a recent issue of Sports Business Journal. But the buried lede – to this golf geek anyway – had more to do with the man known for going spikeless than his Air Jordans. The piece speculated that the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats could be amassing more celebrity star power in its ownership group. First Jordan bought the franchise in March for a reported $275 million. Now comes word in SBJ that Fred Couples, who relocated to Charlotte this summer, recently bought a pair of courtside seats across from the Bobcats bench and said he is also interested in “buying a small stake in the team.”
Jordan served as assistant captain to Couples at the 2009 Presidents Cup, and Couples will lead the American squad’s defense of the Cup in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. No word if the Bobcats’ next ownership meeting has been scheduled Down Under.