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Jordan prepares for crucial second draft with Bobcats

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CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Tonight's the night that could shape the future of the struggling Charlotte Bobcats.

That's when part-owner Michael Jordan will oversee his second draft in Charlotte. Jordan has final say on all basketball moves and will decide whether to keep the eighth and 22nd picks or trade one or both selections for veteran players.

He'll be leaning on a loyal crew for advice, including general manager Rod Higgins, who was assistant G-M in Washington when Jordan ran the Wizards.

Also helping will be Buzz Peterson, Jordan's former college roommate, who is now director of player personnel, and new coach Sam Vincent, who played with Jordan in Chicago.