Michael Jordan was approached once to buy the Vancouver Grizzlies
After the end of his amazing career, Michael Jordan wanted to continue his legacy as the owner of an NBA team and enter the league’s business world.
In 1999 Jordan decided to retire and flirted with the idea of becoming an NBA franchise owner. Greg Wyshynski from ESPN His Airness’ brief foray as an NBA owner created a great “what if” story for the Memphis Grizzlies.
“After he retired, Jordan flirted much of the year 1999 with the idea of owning an NBA team. His offer to buy the Charlotte Hornets – a decade before he would buy the Bobcats – failed. So also an offer to buy the Milwaukee Bucks. There were discussions with the Vancouver Grizzlies at that time, but nothing came of it. ” Wyshynski wrote.
A decade later (2009), Jordan bought the Charlotte Bobcats and led the franchise to its first winning season in 2010. A few years later, the Charlotte franchise was renamed the original Charlotte Hornets.
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