Michael Jordan's brother promoted within Bobcats

LAS VEGAS – Larry Jordan, an older brother of Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, was promoted to team director of player personnel, several sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Along with Michael Jordan, Larry will answer to team president of basketball operations Rod Higgins and general manager Rich Cho. Larry Jordan's previous job was team director of special projects. He fills a position that was vacant for three years after Buzz Peterson departed to become the head coach at Appalachian State.

Larry and Michael were teammates at Wilmington (N.C.) Laney High School during their senior and junior years, respectively. Michael Jordan credited his brother, who stands 5-feet-8, for helping him become a better player when he was younger through their intense 1-on-1 games.

Michael Jordan's son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Jasmine, are also involved with the Bobcats in lesser roles, sources said.

Larry Jordan played professionally for the World Basketball League's Chicago Express in the league's lone season in 1988.

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