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Dear Sir or Madam, I want to work anywhere in sports

Once he realized he'd never be Michael Jordan, Michael Thompson pursued a new dream -- landing a job with an NBA team. He did -- so what's it really like to work in sports? Story

Updated: August 9, 2007, 10:37 AM ET
By Eddie Matz | ESPN The Magazine

This article appeared in the Aug. 13 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

He grew up wanting to be like Mike. Jordan, that is. But once he realized he didn't have the hops, Michael Thompson pursued a new dream: landing a job with an NBA franchise. We spent draft day with the Hornets' corporate communications director to learn what it's really like to work in sports.

5:57 a.m. Running PR for the Hornets as they return to New Orleans means getting the word out, no matter the hour. "The ...

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