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Jordan: Hornets in position to upgrade the roster

Michael Jordan (source: yahoo sports) Michael Jordan (source: yahoo sports)

Michael Jordan says with three draft picks and at least $13 million to spend in free agency the Charlotte Hornets can make a "big difference" in upgrading their roster this off season.

The Hornets owner spoke Monday following a presentation at Hornets Nest Elementary School in which he, along with Lowe's and Fox SportsSouth, donated $250,000 to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

Jordan says the success center Al Jefferson had last season in Charlotte should help lure other top free agents. Jefferson was selected third-team All-NBA after leading Charlotte to its first playoff appearance in four years.

Jordan says, "I always thought Charlotte was a great destination. Big Al has proven that you can come here and make a big difference.  Hopefully we can look at that and attract some other superstars."

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