Today in Sports History: January 13

By Jonah Sharf

On January 13, 1999, Michael Jordan announced his retirement—the second of his career—just before the lockout-shortened season started. With head coach Phil Jackson’s contract expiring and co-stars Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman likely leaving the Chicago Bulls, he thought it was time to retire. He later became part-owner and president of basketball operations of the Washington Wizards during this retirement. Jordan would come back as a player again to the Wizards in 2001, retiring in 2003 for the third and final time. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s