HoopsHype Curtis Polk rumors

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Curtis Polk is the most powerful person in the Charlotte Bobcats organization you've never heard of. Only Michael Jordan, the team owner and arguably the best basketball player ever, outranks Polk in authority. Though Polk works directly for Jordan, rather than the Bobcats, his power within the organization is clear. Here's how a team executive, who asked to remain anonymous, described Polk's monthly visits to Charlotte: "Everyone is answerable to Curtis." Charlotte Observer

Polk, 52, holds the title of vice chairman of the Bobcats, who open their lockout-delayed season Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena versus the Milwaukee Bucks. He's also the franchise's "alternate governor" - NBA jargon for the official with the power to speak and vote for the Bobcats at league meetings in Jordan's absence. Charlotte Observer

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