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WHO'S GOING TO PAY WHEN MICHAEL JORDAN'S CONTRACT EXPIRES?
Published January 22, 1996
Pacers GM Donnie Walsh said speculation that Michael Jordan's next contract with the Bulls could be subsidized by Nike is something that could be an area of "real concern" because it would give the Bulls a "distinct advantage" over other teams, according to the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik said Nike could pull off such a maneuver. Granik: "If Nike would say to Michael Jordan, 'Listen, we don't want you to retire. It's better for our business if you play basketball,' I'm not sure that's a cap issue. It depends on where the money is really coming from. If it really is from the sponsor's pocket, then it's not our business" (Melissa Isaacson, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/21).