Latest Michael Jordan News

Hornets GM Kupchak signs multiyear contract extension

May. 19, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Kupchak has signed a multiyear contract extension to remain the Charlotte Hornets' general manager. Kupchak’s contract was set to expire this summer. “For better or for worse, I will be here for the next couple of years,” Kupchak...

Vision of Hamlin, Jordan comes into focus with win at Kansas

May. 16, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin founded 23XI Racing with a vision that extended far beyond the race track. The Hall of Fame basketball player and the three-time Daytona 500 champion looked around the sport a couple of years ago and realized that it needed...

Kurt Busch takes Jordan Brand to victory lane at Kansas

May. 15, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kurt Busch was slowly driving his Jordan Brand-styled ride toward victory lane at Kansas Speedway on Sunday when car owner Denny Hamlin stopped him in his tracks, ducked his head through the window and said: “We did it.” Did they ever. ...

1 dead, 3 hurt after shots fired outside Arkansas graduation

May. 13, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A man opened fire outside an Arkansas convention center after a high school graduation ceremony, killing one person and wounding three others and exchanging gunfire with police, authorities said Friday. The shooting happened Thursday night outside the Hot...

Nuggets big man Jokic rises from 41st pick to 2-time NBA MVP

May. 12, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — To think, Nikola Jokic's entry into the NBA was once overshadowed by the introduction of the “quesarito.” “Hopefully, I’m going to have some percentage from Taco Bell,” joked the Denver Nuggets' newly minted two-time MVP, whose name scrolled across the TV...

Nikola Jokic captures 2nd straight NBA MVP title

May. 11, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic plays for Denver. And for Serbia. Both places can once again make the same claim: For the second consecutive season, they’re home to the NBA's Most Valuable Player. The league announced Wednesday night that Jokic won back-to-back MVP...

AP source: Jokic captures 2nd straight NBA MVP award

May. 09, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic put up numbers never seen before in NBA history. Not from Wilt. Not from Kareem. Not from “Air Jordan.” Not from LeBron. With a historic season, the Denver Nuggets big man earned his second straight Most Valuable Player award, a person with knowledge...

Verstappen cruises to win in inaugural Miami Grand Prix

May. 08, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — His first day racing around the new Formula One circuit in Miami was absolutely horrible. Then he made a mistake in qualifying that cost him a spot on the front row. By the time race day rolled around, Max Verstappen had knocked it all out of his system....

Column: Spring football league's time has come ... and gone

May. 06, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

Pro football in the springtime. An idea that once had so much promise. Now, no matter how many of these leagues keep popping up, there's little chance of carving out even a tiny niche on the American sports scene. Give it up, USFL. Ditto...

AP source: Mike D'Antoni among Hornets coaching candidates

May. 05, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have begun their search for a head coach, requesting permission to interview several candidates for the opening, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday...