Michael Jordan Announces Intention To Sign With Miami Heat

July 16th, 2010 by Andrew Robeson Leave a reply »

This time it wasn't Pat Riley making miracles. Instead, Michael Jordan came to him.

Jordan isn't looking for a front office spot or a stake in the Miami Heat.  He wants to play ball. 

"I am going to win a championship with the Miami Heat in 2011. I figure with Dwyane, LeBron, and Chris on the court, there should be a lot of open shots. And I promise you, I can still hit my jumpers," Jordan told reporters with a smile.

Although they have never worked together before, Riley and Jordan have shared a mutual respect for each other over the years.

Actually, Riley's respect has bordered on obsession at times. He even went as far as to retire Jordan's number despite the fact that Jordan never played for the Heat.

"Mike is going to have to choose a new number. Maybe he can try 45 again," said Riley who was gushing like a young lad with a schoolboy crush.  

At 47, Jordan would eclipse Nat Hickey's record age of 46 for the oldest player in the NBA's history.  Hickey set that record in the 1940s.  More recently, Kevin Willis came out of retirem ...

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