NBA Lockout Forces Michael Jordan to Withdraw from Presidents’ Cup

by November 02, 2011
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We’ve barely heard from MJ during this lockout, but he’s apparently too tied up in it to be out on the golf course. Well, in such a high-profile fashion anyway. From the AP: “NBA labor issues will keep Michael Jordan from going to Australia to be an assistant captain for the U.S. team at the Presidents Cup. Fred Couples brought Jordan along to the last Presidents Cup in San Francisco, and signed him up again for the Nov. 17-20 matches at Royal Melbourne. The Chicago Bulls great was to be an assistant captain with Jay Haas. Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, and had to back out as the NBA continues its lockout of players. Couples replaced him with John Cook. ‘With the NBA labor situation unsettled, as the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, I feel it is necessary that I remain in the country,’ Jordan said in a statement.”