Michael Jordan was willing to sign an 1-year deal with the Bulls in 1998

Michael Jordan
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Michael Jordan revealed he was willing to sign an one-year contract with the Chicago Bulls in 1998 and remain with the team for another year.

Jordan wanted to chase the “four-peat” and the seventh title in nine years.

“In ’98, Krause already said at the beginning of the season Phil could go 82-0 and he was never going to be the coach. When Phil said it was the last dance, it was the last dance. We knew they weren’t going to keep the team.

Now, they could’ve nixed all of it at the beginning of ’98. Why say that statement at the beginning of ’98? If you asked all the guys who won in ’98, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, blah blah blah, we give you a one-year contract to try for seven, do you think they would’ve signed? Yes they would’ve signed.

Would I have signed for one year? Yes I would’ve signed for one year. I’ve been signing one year contracts up to that. Would Phil have done it? Yes.

Now Pip, you would’ve had to have some convincing, but if Phil was gonna be there, if Dennis was gonna be there, if MJ was gonna be there to win our seventh? Pip wasn’t going to miss out on that,” Jordan said in Episode 10 of “The Last Dance”, as transcribed by UPROXX.