The University of Michigan recently struck a $169 million deal to wear Nike’s Jordan Brand, ending an eight-year relationship with Adidas.
Who closed the deal?
Sounds like Michael Jordan himself did some cold-calling.
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh was in disbelief when he answered his cell phone one day and the person on the other end was MJ.
Harbaugh: “Who is this?”
Jordan: “Michael Jordan.”
Harbaugh: “Come’on!, Who is this?”
Jordan: “This is Michael Jordan.”
Harbaugh: “The real Michael Jordan!?”
Harbaugh said his wife, Sarah, was quite impressed.
Michael Jordan called @CoachJim4UM. His reaction to learning it was the Greatest of All Time? That’s right here! http://t.co/VVSlwn0Oe5 — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 27, 2015
Chicago police say the 20-year-old man suffered cuts to his head in the first block of West 69th Street. He was hospitalized in critical condition.
Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson were invited to the rally. Sharpton didn’t endorse Johnson, but he told the crowd to ‘let the record show who showed up’ to the event.
As the Huskies’ Jordan Hawkins put it after blowing out Gonzaga in the Elite Eight, “UConn is back.”
Durbin made the endorsement Sunday, with former Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White at his side, at Athena Restaurant on Halsted Street in Greektown, feet away from the saganaki flames.
Leading the parade down Halsted Street were the colorful, traditionally dressed dancers of the Perifania School of Hellenic Music and Dance, which has been marching in the parade for about a decade.