Jordan Returns to the NBA?

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Michael Jordan may be making yet another return to the NBA, for his second stint as a team owner. The public can wager on the teams available for Jordan to purchase.

BoDog.com Sportsbook and Casino™ has released odds on Michael Jordan’s ownership of an NBA Franchise prior to the 2005-06 season. While Jordan was forced to relinquish his minority stake in the Washington Wizards prior to returning to play, rumors have begun to swirl as to Jordan’s potential ownership in another franchise in the near future.

“I think it’s great for the game to have easily the most respected player to ever play in the NBA take on an ownership role,” said Rob Gillespie, President of BoDog.com Sportsbook and Casino. “Jordan is one of the most recognizable athletes in pro sports, and that immediately adds mystique to any team that he would have ownership in.”

Commissioner David Stern is already on board with Jordan taking ownership, which could certainly speed up the process. Currently the Phoenix Suns are the only NBA Team pro-actively seeking out new ownership, and for that reason they are currently the favorite. Jordan taking ownership in the Phoenix Suns is running at 4/3 odds. Charlotte could become a two time NBA Franchise city, and if the Bobcats get off the ground Jordan could have stake in the team. The current odds for Jordan to have ownership in the Charlotte Bobcats are 6/1. Milwaukee seems like a team ready to speak with Jordan as well, currently at 3/1 odds. With his son playing High School hoops in Chicago, and Jordan’s highly decorated past with the Bulls, Chicago would be a dream come true for his airness. Unfortunately it does not look like the Bulls are up for grabs, which is why Chicago is currently at 10/1 odds.

With so many teams potentially having interest in Jordan’s ownership, the Field option is available at 7/2 odds. Washington was Jordan’s first run at NBA ownership, and the odds for him to return to the Wizards helm are 20/1. The extreme long shot team for Jordan is the Utah Jazz, currently sitting at 50/1 odds. You can also wager on Jordan not taking any ownership within the next 2 years, with odds running at 2/1.

“Sports icons, similar to Jordan, have the ability to turn teams around, and obviously generate more dollars for the team,” said Gillespie. “Look what Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux’s ownership has done for Phoenix, and Pittsburgh respectively.”

BoDog.com is an Online Sportsbook and Casino located in San Jose, Costa Rica. To view the Jordan Ownership Prop, visit the NBA Team Props @ http://www.BoDog.com. For more information on BoDog.com contact Todd Corrigall, Media Relations at (604) 639-3448 or e-mail pr@bodog.com.

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