Unfortunately, the greatest basketball player of all time and Charlotte Bobcats major stakeholder Michael Jordan will not travel to Australia for the Presidents Cup as a captain’s assistant for the US team. As a Charlotte Bobcats majority owner, Jordan will have to deal with the NBA labor dispute.
US captain Fred Couples wanted the basketball star to inspire and motivate the American side that will face the International team at Royal Melbourne in mid-November.
The news of Jordan’s withdrawal was revealed on Tuesday, when the NBA season should have started. But an unresolved conflict between players and owners over financial arrangements caused the cancellation of all November matches.
Couples had to introduce golfer John Cook as a last minute replacement. The 1983 World Cup winner who was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame will serve as an assistant together with Jay Haas. Haas was in the same position two years ago when the US team claimed a victory.
Jordan apologized for not being able to fulfill but said that he felt that it was his responsibility to deal with the NBA situation.
The former basketball player likes golf and even played in a few celebrity charity tournaments.