Jordan Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Jordan, who averaged 24.5 points and 8.3 rebounds this week, helped lead the Wizards to a 3-1 record.
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Washington Wizards swingman Michael Jordan was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week today following a 3-1 week in which he averaged 24.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Jordan, who was also named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending January 5, has now been named NBA Player of the Week 25 times in his career.

"Michael had an outstanding week in leading us to three key victories," said Wizards General Manager Wes Unseld. "He is determined to leave everything on the floor as we reach the final weeks of the regular season."

Jordan’s award-winning week was highlighted by his performance versus Houston on February 27 when he scored 35 points and had 11 rebounds and six assists in a game-high 52 minutes despite being questionable prior to tip-off with a right thigh contusion.

Jordan also scored 25 points and had six rebounds as Washington snapped an 11-game road losing streak to Indiana with an 83-78 victory at Conseco Fieldhouse on February 25. In his last game versus the Chicago Bulls, Jordan scored 17 points and had eight rebounds and eight assists in Washington’s 101-93 win at MCI Center on March 1.

This is the third Eastern Conference Player of the Week awarded to a Wizard this season. In addition to Jordan’s two awards, Jerry Stackhouse was named Player of the Week for the week ending November 9.

Seattle’s Ray Allen was named Western Conference Player of the Week. Other nominees for the awards included Boston’s Antoine Walker, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, New Orleans’ Jamal Mashburn, Orlando’s Tracy McGrady, and Philadelphia’s Eric Snow.

Jordan's Week at a Glance:
  • February 25 at Indiana: Had 25 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in five-point road victory over the Pacers.
  • February 27 vs. Houston: Had 35 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in two-point overtime victory over the Rockets.
  • March 1 vs. Chicago: Recorded 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in victory over the Bulls.
  • March 2 at Miami: Had 21 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal in loss to the Heat.