NEW YORK, March 13 -- Could Michael Jordan's next big acquisition for the Washington Wizards be ... Michael Jordan?

Feature on Jordan's last game, from His Airness:
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Not likley, and Jordan is getting tired of hearing about it.

Citing a source identified only as being "very close to Jordan," Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly reported in this week's edition the former NBA great is "90 percent committed" to making a comeback next season with the Wizards. Jordan is currently the team's president of basketball operations.

A Jordan comeback has been fueled by reports he is working out, with some saying he was spending up to six hours a day in a gym to get back into playing shape.

"To run a basketball team with the motivation of coming back to play is against any rules or ethics out there," he told the Washington Post on Tuesday. "I am working out because I got up to 240 pounds and I'm trying to lose weight. Playing basketball at a health club against, in essence, some weekend warriors, is the best way I know how to lose weight.

Jordan's 1998 retirement announcement:
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MJ says he's 99.9 percent sure he'll never play again:
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"People are taking this stuff way too far, but I can't control what people write or think so I'm not going to address this any more."

Jordan's agent, David Falk, also ridiculed the report of his client's return to basketball.

"I think that there is less than one-tenth of 1 percent of a chance that Michael will play again in the NBA. When you hit the last shot in the last second of his last game for a three-peat, how do you top that?" Falk told the Boston Globe.

"He wouldn't play for the veteran minimum; he'd play for the Michael Jordan minimum," Falk said. "And that would only come about if every team chipped in $2 million or $3 million because that's how much it would mean. But money isn't the issue. I wish you would print this so we can put an end to all this foolishness."

Jordan told the Post on March 8 that a comeback "has not crossed my mind, but I will never say never."

"The first time I said never, I ended up coming back, but I can say that there's a 99.9 percent chance that I am not coming back," he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.