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Pollin Says Jordan Will Return

April 09, 2002|From Associated Press

The owner of the Washington Wizards said he expects Michael Jordan to return next season and that his comeback was a "great success," even though a knee injury cut short his season.

"He has a two-year contract and he told me he plans to fulfill it, subject to his health," Abe Pollin said at the NBA Board of Governors meeting. "If he's healthy, he'll be there."

Last week, Jordan, 39, said he wouldn't play again this season because of his chronically sore knees.

He said he intended to fulfill his contract if his knees improved.

The Charlotte Hornets reportedly have been violating NBA policy by under-reporting home attendance, making it appear paid attendance at the team's games is the lowest in the league.

The Charlotte Observer said in today's editions that according to records kept at the Charlotte Coliseum, the Hornets under-reported attendance for more than a month.

The change in reporting comes as the Hornets lobby the league for a move to New Orleans. Among other things, the team has argued it is not being supported in Charlotte.

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