Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Buzz back in Charlotte

No, not the Buzz of Hornets, but Buzz Peterson joins MJ and Phil working for the Bobcats.

Our friend Any Katz is reporting
Peterson rejoins old friend Jordan with Bobcats

Coastal Carolina coach Buzz Peterson announced Tuesday that he was leaving the school to join his former North Carolina teammate Michael Jordan with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Jordan rewarded Peterson for their friendship over the years with the title of the director of player personnel.

"It's a chance to be with a close friend," Peterson told on Tuesday. "We've talked about this for sometime but I didn't expect it. I'm just going to go there and learn from Rod Higgins, Bernie Bickerstaff and to work alongside Michael. He's going to work at it. He wants to make sure this is a successful franchise and I'm excited to be a part of it."

I've always liked Buzz. He was part of my favorite basketball play ever. Nobody but a nut like me would remember it, so I won't go into it now. Then he shows up at NC State on Les Robinson's staff. After Stackhouse and McGuiness picked UNC over the Wolfpack in probably the last recruiting battle the two schools faced off in, you knew his days at State were numbered. I hated to see him flop at Tennessee, but he just couldn't get it done. I think this is a wise move for him. But you sure have to wonder if the Bobcats know what they are doing with so many home-state favorites.