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Why did MJ sign with the Wizards?

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Michael Jordan simply could not resist the urge to lace the sneakers up once again. He felt that he could do a better job of helping the Wizards on the floor rather than in the luxury boxes. At 38, he signed a two-year deal with Washington.

Michael Jordan, the greatest player in basketball history, announced his second comeback to the NBA on Sept. 25, 2001. … The Wizards didn’t make the playoffs in either of those seasons, the first in part because Jordan missed 22 games due to injury. But they were some of the more entertaining years in franchise history.

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How did Jordan play with the Wizards?

Playing in 60 games, Jordan averaged 22.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game, playing 35 minutes a night. … He played in all 82 games, averaging 20 ppg and 6 rpg, but the Wizards failed to make the playoffs again, and it became clear that Mike’s knees wouldn’t hold up much longer.

Did Jordan win with the Wizards?

Jordan turned 40 on February 17, 2003, and just four days later became the first player in NBA history to put up 40 or more points at the age of 40, scoring 43 against the then-New Jersey Nets, nearly half of Washington’s points in an 89-86 win for the Wizards.

Why did Michael Jordan retire from the Wizards?

Though he had earlier stated publicly that he would not play for any coach besides Jackson, Jordan explained his decision to retire by saying he had lost the drive and desire that was necessary to continue playing at such a high level, and that he wanted to spend more time with his family.

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How many years did Michael Jordan play with the Wizards?

2 years

How old was MJ on the Wizards?

57 yearsFebruary 17, 1963

When did Jordan leave the Wizards?

1999

Why did Michael Jordan sign with the Wizards?

Michael Jordan simply could not resist the urge to lace the sneakers up once again. He felt that he could do a better job of helping the Wizards on the floor rather than in the luxury boxes. At 38, he signed a two-year deal with Washington.

How old was Michael Jordan on the Wizards?

57 yearsFebruary 17, 1963

Did Michael Jordan make playoffs with Wizards?

The 2001–02 NBA season was the Wizards’ 41st season in the National Basketball Association. However, they still missed the playoffs even with the help of Jordan, who was selected for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game. …

Why did Jordan leave the Bulls for the Wizards?

a bunch of bull(s) fans wrote: MJ played for the Wizards because we didn’t want him anymore in Chicago. He took his ego and his idea that he could be a good coach and GM to the Wizards. We were happy to see him leave.

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Why did Jordan leave the Wizards?

But, ultimately, Jordan could not save the Wizards on the court. Washington failed to make the playoffs in either of the two seasons that Jordan spent with the team as a player (the Wizards went 37-45 in both seasons MJ played for them), and he was unceremoniously fired by Pollin in May 2003.

How many years did Jordan play with the Wizards?

Guard Michael Jordan played 15 seasons for the Bulls and Wizards.

What year did MJ go to the Wizards?

2001

Why did Jordan play for the Wizards?

He felt that he could do a better job of helping the Wizards on the floor rather than in the luxury boxes. At 38, he signed a two-year deal with Washington. There were flashes of brilliance, like multiple “40 at 40” games and an epic chase-down block of former Bulls guard Ron Mercer.

How old was Jordan with the Wizards?

57 yearsFebruary 17, 1963

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