Updated: September 25, 2003, 10:33 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Charlotte Bobcats: And then there were four. Michael Jordan may not have wanted the job of running the new Charlotte Bobcat franchise but there is no lack of interest from others. So far, Jazz director of personnel Walt Perrin, Boston general Manager Chris Wallace, former Orlando executive Gary Brokaw and Charlotte Sting general manager Bernie Bickerstaff have all had contact with the Bobcat organization. "It's just the beginning of the process for them, but I thought it went well, and I feel very comfortable with Ed Tapscott," Wallace said the Boston Herald."You could really put your imprint, on not only that team's present, but its future," said Perrin in the Charlotte Observer. "It's a daunting task -- exciting, but also time-consuming and frustrating at times, I'm sure." Detroit Pistons: If it were up to new Piston head coach Larry Brown, training camp would start even earlier and the veterans would report the same time as the rookies. Under the current format, players with four or more seasons of experience don't have to report to camp until three days after the other players do. "I think it's a dumb rule and I don't know if you'll see it around for a long time," Brown said. "It doesn't make any sense. Why penalize guys who have been working out all summer and have them stop for four days? We've had to invite some other kids in, and I think it's unfair because there are very few jobs, and these guys might have had a chance to play overseas."