Michael Jordan says winning six NBA championship rings was special. He says a seventh would be even more gratifying.

Jordan said Tuesday that helping the Hornets win their first NBA title — as an owner rather than a player — is something that drives him in his post-playing career.

He says it would be more rewarding because it's tougher being an owner.

Jordan says, "I can't impact the game in shorts and tennis shoes. When I had those on it was easy to prove people wrong. It's hard to do that now when I have a suit on."

The Hornets are coming off a 43-39 season and Jordan hopes that with Lance Stephenson joining Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker the building blocks are in place for a future NBA championship.