Ex-Bobcats Owner Criticizes NC City's Attitude

The Charlotte Observer reported that the founder of Black Entertainment Television made his comments Saturday.

Michael Jordan, front, sits with Charlotte Bobcats owner Bob Johnson while watching a game. Jordan struck a deal to buy a controlling interest in the Bobcats, making the NBA's greatest player the owner of the money-losing team in his home state.

Former Charlotte Bobcats owner and billionaire Bob Johnson says the Carolinas' largest city has an arrogant business community that doesn't do enough for black-owned businesses.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the founder of Black Entertainment Television made his comments Saturday to a mostly black audience of business people at the Urban Leadership Institute.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx said the city's attitude toward minority-owned businesses is improving.

Johnson had previously criticized Charlotte's business community for not providing enough support for the NBA expansion team he brought to the city.

Former NBA star Michael Jordan won approval last week from other team owners for his $275 million purchase of the club from Johnson.


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