HoopsHype Rod Higgins rumors

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LB says Jordan’s people didn’t have a “clue’’ and made him “sick’’ and were “spies.’’ Here’s what I saw: Rod Higgins (who I’ve had more than a few battles with) put up graciously with hundreds of hours of all the garbage that comes with being Larry’s personnel guy. Ask Billy King. Ask Donnie Walsh. You think I haven’t? Larry is a magnificent maniac. He has a savant quality when it comes to basketball, but he’s loopy; overreacts to whatever he last saw. Like a crab in the sand, searching for the next feed. Charlotte Observer

It used to be that “Good Larry’’ dynamic lasted five seasons (Indiana, Philly). Lately (New York, Charlotte) the exasperation exceeds the genius way too quickly. Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson were true believers, and then the day before the start of training camp two years ago Larry told them the front office had sold everyone out and they’d be terrible. That’s probably not the best message to send to your two key players entering a season. Whatever purpose LB intended, Wallace and Jackson saw this as renouncement. Imagine your parents telling you, “You’ll be nothing….uh, sorry.’’ Charlotte Observer

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Cory Higgins, Colorado’s all-time leading scorer, will fill the Charlotte Bobcats’ 15th roster spot. Higgins is the son of Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins. Cory Higgins was recently cut by the Denver Nuggets. At 6-5, Higgins fills what the Bobcats wanted from a fifth guard: A player with the size and skill set to play either guard spot. “One of the things I pride myself in is playing either position, and more importantly, being able to guard either position,’’ Higgins said after practice Sunday night. Charlotte Observer

Higgins acknowledged he expects a little extra scrutiny, playing for a team his father assembled. “A lot of people are going to think I’m here just because of him,’’ Cory Higgins said. “That’s not the case. I worked hard to get here and I’m here to prove to everybody, and the coach staff, that I belong here and I keep this spot.’’ Charlotte Observer

December 23, 2011 Updates

One of two NBA veteran small forwards -- Bostjan Nachbar or Jamario Moon -- could fill out the Charlotte Bobcats' regular-season roster. Bobcats player-personnel chief Rod Higgins plans to bring in Nachbar and Moon for workouts Saturday. Charlotte Observer

June 24, 2011 Updates

Rod Higgins continues to be non-commital about making a qualifying offer to Dante Cunningham. Small forward is the Bobcats' most shallow position, but maybe they just don't want to guarantee Cunningham a million dollars for the season. Charlotte Observer

March 1, 2011 Updates

When asked about the timing of the deals and the direction of the team, Jackson would neither endorse nor oppose the decisions made by his bosses. "I don't think that's my place. You know what I mean? I think my job is to play basketball, and let MJ and Rod handle that. That's where I'm at with it. All I know is that I'm going to go out there and worry about what I can control, and that's my play. Whichever guys I have in here to go to war with, that's who I'm going to war with. I have no control over that so I don't worry about it," Jackson said. "If I owned the team, yeah [I'd want a say]," he continued. "But I work for Michael Jordan. I work for Rod Higgins. I'm just going to play my role and play basketball." HoopsWorld

February 26, 2011 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said he plans to release veterans Morris Peterson and Sean Marks, players who were picked up to make trades work Thursday. That opens the possibility the Bobcats will bring back one or more of the players they waived -- Derrick Brown, Dominic McGuire or Sherron Collins -- or possibly someone else, since they'll have room under the 15-man roster maximum. Charlotte Observer

February 25, 2011 Updates

First, Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats allowed starting point guard Raymond Felton to leave in free agency. Then they traded center Tyson Chandler for payroll relief. On Friday, arena employees were scrambling to cover up all likenesses of forward Gerald Wallace, the only All-Star in franchise history, who was traded to Portland a day earlier for role players and draft picks. And while Jordan's employees were defending the owner and insisting the six-time NBA champion isn't cheap, Jordan declined to attend a news conference announcing the latest jolt to Charlotte's roster in the past year. "Of course Michael is willing to spend the money," general manager Rod Higgins said. "He's made that clear to all of us from the top down that he's going to spend the money. But you have to understand when is the good time to spend the money." ESPN.com

For the Bobcats, that appears to be down the road as they begin a rebuilding effort despite making the playoffs for the first time last season and sitting just 1½ games behind Indiana for the final postseason spot before Friday's game against Sacramento. "We don't want to be in that seventh or eighth spot. We want to get to that championship level," Higgins said. "That's the plan." ESPN.com

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Scratch the idea of Gerald Henderson going to the Charlotte Bobcats’ Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in what would have been a rehab assignment. Coach Larry Brown said pre-game that owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rod Higgins didn’t favor that. Charlotte Observer

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