RE: [basketindonesia] Michael Jordan Returns To NBA
- iya pertandingan Wizard pertama tanggal 30 Oktober '01
lawan Knicks tapi stasiun swasta kita enggak ada yang
nyiarin nba nih... sayang banget ya... paling nonton
lewat ESPN aja... selamat nonton airwalk lagi,
--- chyntalia yosephlin <chynt4_85@...> wrote:
> mau dong liat airwalk again=== message truncated ===
> --- Budi Kurniawan <budik@...> wrote:
> > Ladies 'n Gentlemen....
> > Did U C SportNews in RCTI just this morning... The
> > Megastar 'Michael
> > "Maestro" Jordan' is Back... wow... what's a
> > wonderful moments.... Cann't
> > wait to see him play....
> > kapan yach NBA bergulir...??
> > C U all...
> > Bhoed
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Selvi Louis (MTHK/MS)
> > [mailto:Selvi.Louis@...]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 11:00 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: [basketindonesia] Michael Jordan Returns
> > NBA
> > Michael Jordan Returns To NBA
> > By Josh Sekine and Eric Hernandez,
> > washingtonwizards.com
> > September 25, 2001
> > After months of anticipation, Michael Jordan
> > announced today that he will
> > hang-up his business suit and put on a Washington
> > Wizards uniform this
> > season.
> > "I am returning as a player to the game I love
> > because during the last year
> > and a half, as a member of Washington Wizards'
> > management, I enjoyed working
> > with our players, and sharing my own experiences
> > a player," said Jordan.
> > The announcement means that the five-time NBA Most
> > Valuable Player and
> > six-time NBA Champion will suit up for the first
> > time since hitting the
> > championship winning shot in the 1998 NBA Finals.
> > "The greatest player in the history of the game is
> > joining my team, and for
> > that I am extremely honored and pleased," said
> > Washington Sports and
> > Entertainment Chairman Abe Pollin.
> > Jordan will make his return to the NBA by signing
> > two-year contract with
> > the Wizards and will donate all of his first
> > salary to relief efforts
> > for the victims of the tragedy which took place on
> > September 11.
> > "Although I am energized by my impending return to
> > the court, I am deeply
> > saddened by the recent tragic events and my heart
> > goes out to the victims
> > and their families," said Jordan. "Out of deep
> > respect for them, I will not
> > participate in media interviews before the start
> > training camp on October
> > 1."
> > In compliance with NBA rules, he plans to divest
> > ownership position with
> > Lincoln Holdings, and will resign as the team's
> > President of Basketball
> > Operations, a position he had held since January
> > 2000.
> > "He is an astute and successful business executive
> > -- and his love of the
> > game has led him back to this latest chapter in
> > storied playing career,"
> > commented Ted Leonsis, Founder, Chairman and CEO
> > Lincoln Holdings.
> > During his tenure as President of Basketball
> > Operations, Jordan is credited
> > with creating future salary cap room as well as
> > acquiring younger players
> > that the team can build upon. Earlier this year he
> > made history by drafting
> > Kwame Brown, the first high school player to be
> > selected first overall in
> > the NBA draft.
> > Wizards Head Coach Doug Collins, who served as
> > Jordan's Head Coach for three
> > seasons during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls,
> > said that Jordan's
> > motivation is none like he has ever seen. A recent
> > conversation between the
> > two indicated that Jordan's love for the game has
> > not faded.
> > "I felt like I was talking to a guy who's looking
> > forward to playing his
> > first NBA game. That's the kind of energy and
> > excitement that he had,"
> > Collins said.
> > Jordan now brings his veteran leadership and NBA
> > experience to one of the
> > youngest teams in the NBA with an average age of
> > He will be looked to as
> > a mentor to help develop some of the players.
> > "He's someone you can really look up to and see a
> > work ethic, and just
> > admire and see what it really takes to work hard
> > give it your all,"
> > Wizards forward Etan Thomas said. "I think that he
> > is definitely someone
> > that you can look up to and definitely learn
> > Collins adds that "with a young team, if you put
> > Michael Jordan on the
> > practice floor everyday with these young guys and
> > they just see why he's
> > Michael Jordan, it would be the greatest thing
> > these young guys could
> > ever get."
> > "I feel there is no better way of teaching young
> > players than to be on the
> > court with them as a fellow player, not just in
> > practice, but in actual NBA
> > games," said Jordan. "While nothing can take away
> > from the past, I am firmly
> > focused on the future and the competitive
> > ahead of me."
> > Entering the 2001-02 season, Jordan ranks first in
> > NBA history in scoring
> > average (31.5 ppg), third in steals (2,306),
> > in points (29,277),
> > fifth in field-goals made (10,962), sixth in
> > field-goals attempted (21,686)
> > and seventh in free-throws made (6,798). Jordan
> > led the league in
> > scoring for a record 10 seasons.
> > Jordan is no stranger to comebacks. In 1995 he
> > returned to the Chicago Bulls
> > after retiring in 1993 following the Bulls
> > third-straight NBA Championship.
> > He cited in his 1993 retirement speech that the
> > of his father and the
> > fact that, he felt at the time, there were no more
> > challenges for him in
> > professional basketball and it was time for him to
> > leave the game.
> > "I feel that at this particular time in my career
> > have reached the
> > pinnacle of my career," Jordan said in his 1993
> > retirement press conference.
> > "I have achieved a lot in that short amount of
> > but I just feel I don't
> > have anything else for myself to prove."
> > Although he was no longer a professional
> > player, the competitive
> > nature burned inside him. In 1994 Jordan fulfilled
> > life long dream of
> > playing professional baseball. He signed on with
> > Chicago White Sox, and
> > was assigned to the team's AA affiliate Birmingham
> > Barons where he played
> > outfield.
> > After his short baseball stint, Jordan decided
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