Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Yearbook, Sept. 25: Michael Jordan, Wizard
By Patrick Dorsey
Sept. 25, 2001: After months of speculation and days of delays in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Michael Jordan made it official via a press release on this day 11 years ago: He was returning to the NBA, this time as a Washington Wizard.
The first news conference came days later. Then his first appearance, on the opening day of training camp. Then, finally, he stepped onto the court.
And each moment was met with the fanfare you'd expect for His Airness.
Jordan at his first press conference as a Wizard.
Jordan surrounded by reporters at Wizards training camp.
Jordan in his first preseason game with the Wizards, at Detroit.