In New Job, Jordan Helps Conduct Bobcats Workouts
Friday, June 23, 2006; Page E02
Michael Jordan went to work for the Charlotte Bobcats yesterday, overseeing a pre-draft workout as part-owner of the team.
Jordan, who's been given decision-making power on personnel decisions, helped conduct on-court drills during most of the workout. He retreated to a balcony overlooking the practice court by the time reporters were allowed in and declined to speak to the media.
Dwyane Wade is named Finals MVP after 36 points in Game 6 and the Miami Heat win their first championship over the host Mavericks.
Michael Wilbon: The better team comes away with the title - the Miami Heat.
Mike Wise: Remember the Heat's accomplishment in these Finals.
Dallas' unintended timeout costs the Mavericks Game 5.
Notebook: The NBA fines Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for his post-Game 5 comments.
Dwyane Wade talks about a team effort.
Shaquille O'Neal credits Wade.
Dirk Nowitzki describes the disappointment of not winning.
Dallas vs. Miami
Game 1: Mavericks 90, Heat 80
Game 2: Mavericks 99, Heat 85
Game 3: Heat 98, Mavericks 96
Game 4: Heat 98, Mavericks 74
Game 5: Heat 101, Mavericks 100 (OT)
Game 6: Heat 95, Mavericks 92
Miami wins NBA title, 4-2
Eastern Conference Finals
Detroit vs. Miami
Game 1: Heat 91, Pistons 86
Game 2: Pistons 92, Heat 88
Game 3: Heat 98, Pistons 83
Game 4: Heat 89, Pistons 78
Game 5: Pistons 91, Heat 78
Game 6: Heat 95, Pistons 78
Miami wins series, 4-2
Western Conference Finals
Phoenix vs. Dallas
Game 1: Suns 121, Mavericks 118
Game 2: Mavericks 105, Suns 98
Game 3: Mavericks 95, Suns 88
Game 4: Suns 106, Mavericks 86
Game 5: Mavericks 117, Suns 101
Saturday: Mavericks 102, Suns 93
Dallas wins series, 4-2
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Dwyane Wade wins MVP honors as the Miami Heat win their first NBA Championship, 95-92, in Game 6 over Dallas.
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Jordan has yet to publicly speak in his home state since acquiring the largest individual stake in the team behind majority owner Bob Johnson . Jordan hasn't worked in the NBA since he was fired as the Washington Wizards' president of basketball operations in 2003.
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