When Did Michael Jordan Retire For The Second Time?
One of the greatest players in basketball history, Michael Jordan, retired in January 1999 after giving blockbuster hits on the NBA court. It was during that period that he mentioned that he was "99.9 percent certain" that he would never return to play in the NBA again. However, after two years, the man couldn't resist returning to the hardwood and resuming his career. Those 0.1 percent chances won out on Sept. 25, 2001.
In his NBA career, MJ retired three times. In January 1999, he retired for the second time.
Jordan announced his return to the NBA court. It was not with the Chicago Bulls this time, but with the Washington Wizards.
On Jan. 19, 2000, he joined the team as president of basketball operations. In order to get into that routine, he did all the hard work he could before joining.
While Jordan was with the Wizards, all the tickets sold out for two seasons, but they never managed to make it to the playoffs.