There is a little rumor circulating that Jordan could only work, in any capacity, for selected teams. These selected teams all had one thing in common: contracts with Nike. Who do the Wizards have a contract with? Nike. Nike's sales had dropped quite a bit after Jordan retired, and now all of a sudden, Mike's back wearing practice gear with a Nike logo on it.
Honestly, I don't think Mike wanted to go into the front office. I have a feeling that Nike forced him to, and is probably giving him yet another undeserved chunk of change.
Senior Lobbyist of the Movement to Trade Bryce Drew