Michael Jordan Serves as Honorary Captain for University of Michigan

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Michael Jordan
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Antonio Junior has several decades of experience founding and leading businesses, several of which have been based in the greater Miami area. Outside of his professional responsibilities in and around Miami, Antonio Junior follows the sport of basketball and considers Michael Jordan his favorite player.

Drawing the degree of attention that only the basketball legend could, Michael Jordan attended Michigan’s sold-out football season opener against the University of Hawaii. Introduced to the crowd as University of Michigan’s (UM) honorary captain, Mr. Jordan was welcomed with an emphatic roar of appreciation.

Wearing a gold and blue Jumpman brand shirt, Michael Jordan was seen at midfield sharing a few words with Major League Baseball’s Derek Jeter and the National Football League’s Charles Woodson, also a Wolverine alumnus, during pregame warm-ups. The first game of the 2016 season also marked the beginning of a new era as Jordan’s personal clothing brand Jumpman, a subsidiary of Nike, Inc., will outfit the University of Michigan’s football program for the next 15 years.

With help from Nike endorsee Charles Woodson and UM’s former athletic director Jim Hackett, the Wolverines became the first and only collegiate football program in the United States to bear the Jumpman logo. The contract, requiring the Wolverines football program to exclusively wear only Jordan brand attire, guarantees UM $85 million in Nike products and apparel for the next 15 years, and a total of $88 million in base compensation.

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