Bobcats owner-to-be Jordan takes hands-on approach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - One of Michael Jordan's first acts since reaching a deal to buy the Charlotte Bobcats: losing two games of HORSE to guard Gerald Henderson.

A trash-talking Jordan attended the Bobcats' shootaround Monday morning before their game against Dallas, challenging the rookie Henderson to a shooting competition after the workout.

While Jordan made a free throw with his eyes closed and relentlessly needled Henderson, he couldn't hold him off in either game. Jordan also spent time talking with coach Larry Brown and general manager Rod Higgins, but declined to speak to reporters.

Jordan struck a deal late Friday to buy the team from owner Bob Johnson. NBA commissioner David Stern expects the sale to be approved by the end of the month.

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