Becoming a Wizard
Even though Michael Jordan officially retired from the NBA as a player, nothing stopped him from taking on a managerial role. In January 2000, he was handed the reins to the Washington Wizards when he became president and minority owner of the franchise.
And as soon as he had free rein over the organization, he made some pretty drastic changes. First, he purged the team of overpaid and underperforming players, including Juwan Howard and Rod Strickland. He used the 2001 lottery draft pick to select Kwame Brown, who was a rising star straight out of high school, though he didn’t pan out. However, one thing was for 99.9% certain—MJ would never return to the court in a uniform.