DAVID STERN ON MICHAEL JORDAN'S RETIREMENT
NEW YORK, January 13 -- NBA Commissioner David Stern issued the following statement today regarding the retirement of Michael Jordan:
"On behalf of the NBA, its 29 teams, and hundreds of millions of fans, I want to express our gratitude for what Michael has meant to the game of basketball and for his leadership role, both on and off the court. We wish only the best for Michael and his family.
"Basketball fans around the world are extraordinarily fortunate that he graced our game with his talents during 13 NBA seasons."