Michigan makes history as first football team to sign on with Air Jordan
Now His Airness is getting into football.
Michigan, which just agreed to switch from Adidas to Nike this offseason, will be represented by Air Jordan. Michael Jordan himself announced the news in this tweet tonight.
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) August 13, 2015
As M.J. said, Michigan will be Air Jordan’s first ever football team. The Wolverines signed a record deal with Nike for $169 million over 15 years in the wake of Jim Harbaugh’s hiring.
The Wolverine football and basketball teams will now wear the Jumpman while the rest of Michigan athletics will have the Nike swoosh.
According to ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell, the move was entirely Jordan’s call. Literally.
Why did Michigan football get changed to Jordan brand. MJ himself called up Harbaugh & said he wanted to make it happen.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 13, 2015
Harbaugh tweeted his excitement over the official announcement.
Thanks MJ! It will be an Honor to share our sideline with you. https://t.co/ZCDIXvhD0m
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 13, 2015
There are indeed some big plans for the Big House.