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By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Bobcats picked up on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s quiet confidence during pre-draft meetings.
“He’s a high character person,” Bobcats general manager Rich Cho said. “Out of the 17 years I’ve been in the NBA and all of the draft interviews I’ve been involved with, his was definitely in the top five.”
The Bobcats are confident in his ability on the court, too. Owner Michael Jordan this week compared Kidd-Gilchrist to a younger version of former teammate Scottie Pippen.
“He’s going to be fine in the NBA,” Jordan said.
Kidd-Gilchrist isn’t afraid of the challenges ahead of him — on or off the court. He knows he’ll be counted on as a cornerstone of a rebuilding franchise and is quite aware of the obligations that come with that.
“I hope that I can become a role model for kids” with speech disorders, Kidd-Gilchrist said. “That’s my goal. … You just have to take your time. You’ll find the words.”