THE MICHAEL WATCH: EXTRA! EXTRA! NO NEWS!
Published March 14, 1995
As you may or may not know, Michael Jordan practiced Monday with the Bulls. Writes Melissa Isaacson of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, "And so as a nation waits and wonders, we can only continue to assume that his comeback inclinations are serious and snatch up any comments from Jordan, secondhand or otherwise." Coach Phil Jackson: "His discussions with [Bulls Owner] Jerry Reinsdorf are important ... because most of it is in Jerry Reinsdorf's hands as to whether Michael comes back or not. ... I don't know if money is the issue. ... The league should get together and give him $100 million" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/14). Bulls GM Jerry Krause: "I know nothing. And I think if Michael had brought up the subject of playing again with Jerry Reinsdorf. I would know something. Maybe Michael hasn't made up his mind" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/14). Since rumors that Jordan would announce his decision yesterday turned out false, speculation has begun about a new date for an announcement. Several Chicago radio stations say they expect word Thursday (WASHINGTON POST, 3/14). THE WORLD'S ABUZZ: In New York, Peter Vecsey recommends that Jordan stay retired (N.Y. POST, 3/14).... Yesterday, Michael Sneed cited rumors that Jordan was being "wooed" with mega- millions by Golden State, whose assistant coach, Rod Higgins, is a good friend of Jordan's (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/13)....Both Michael Hiestand and CHICAGO TRIBUNE's "Inc." column suggest Jordan may return wearing No. 45 instead of 23 (USA TODAY/CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/14).