CHARLOTTE, N.C. Michael Jordan was back on the court Tuesday, swishing jump shots and talking tough.
No, he's not making another comeback.
In an effort to get more involved with his slumping team, the Charlotte Bobcats' part-owner jumped into a drill during the team's practice. He then gave tips to some young players and showed he still has that famous shooting touch.
"This was more or less for the morale of the players," Jordan said. "The last couple of days it has been all about trying to get them to focus on the little things and to play as a team."
The workout came a day after Jordan sat in on team meetings and film sessions as the Bobcats try to end a stretch of 10 losses in 12 games under first-year coach Sam Vincent.
"I also told them yesterday that on this team we have no All-Stars none," Jordan said. "That means everybody has to rely upon each other to be successful. Until we develop an All-Star that can take over a game, I think it's very important for them to understand that they have to play as a unit."
It was a rare on-court appearance for the 44-year-old Jordan, who bought into the Bobcats in June 2006.