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  • Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 17, 1963

    Birth

    Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 17, 1963

    Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 28, 1984

    Summer Olympics

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 28, 1984

    Won the gold medal in Summer Olympics.




  • Chicago, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 1984

    Debut

    Chicago, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 1984

    Jordon made his debut in Old Chicago Stadium.




  • North Carolina, U.S.
    1986

    Graduated

    North Carolina, U.S.
    1986

    Jordan graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography.




  • U.S.
    Thursday May 30, 1991

    Bulls in the first Place

    U.S.
    Thursday May 30, 1991

    In the 1990–91 season, Jordan won his second MVP award after averaging 31.5 ppg on 53.9% shooting, 6.0 rpg, and 5.5 apg for the regular season. The Bulls finished in first place in their division for the first time in 16 years and set a franchise record with 61 wins in the regular season.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 06, 1993

    1st Retirement

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 06, 1993

    On October 6, 1993, Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game. Jordan later stated that the death of his father three months earlier also shaped his decision.




  • U.S.
    Mar, 1995

    Major League Baseball strike

    U.S.
    Mar, 1995

    In March 1995, Jordan decided to quit baseball due to the ongoing Major League Baseball strike, as he wanted to avoid becoming a potential replacement player.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 18, 1995

    Back to NBA

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 18, 1995

    On March 18, 1995, Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a two-word press release: "I'm back."


  • Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 14, 1998

    Delta Center

    Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 14, 1998

    The Bulls returned to the Delta Center for Game 6 on June 14, 1998, leading the series 3–2.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 13, 1999

    2nd Rerirement

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 13, 1999

    Jordan retired for the second time on January 13, 1999.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 19, 2000

    Not as a player

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 19, 2000

    On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2001

    Return to play

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2001

    On September 25, 2001, Jordan announced his return to the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards, indicating his intention to donate his salary as a player to a relief effort for the victims of the September 11 attacks.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    23 no more in Miami Heat

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    The Miami Heat retired the number 23 jersey on April 11, 2003, even though Jordan never played for the team.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    Final Match

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    Jordan played in his final NBA game on April 16, 2003, in Philadelphia.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 07, 2003

    Fired

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 07, 2003

    On May 7, 2003, Wizards owner Abe Pollin fired Jordan as the team's president of basketball operations. Jordan later stated that he felt betrayed, and that if he had known he would be fired upon retiring he never would have come back to play for the Wizards.


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    Charlotte Bobcats

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    On June 15, 2006, Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, becoming the team's second-largest shareholder behind majority owner Robert L. Johnson. As part of the deal, Jordan took full control over the basketball side of the operation, with the title "Managing Member of Basketball Operations".


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 27, 2014

    Bought the team

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 27, 2014

    On February 27, the Bobcats announced that Johnson (Bobcats largest shareholder) had reached an agreement with Jordan and his group, MJ Basketball Holdings, to buy the team pending NBA approval.


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Mar 17, 2014

    Jordan's purchase approved

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Mar 17, 2014

    On March 17, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved Jordan's purchase, making him the first former player to become the majority owner of an NBA team.


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