1996 - Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History by the NBA.
January 13, 1999 - Announces again he is retiring from basketball and that he is "99.9%" sure that he won't be coming back.
December 1999 - ESPN names him Athlete of the Century.
January 19, 2000 - Becomes part owner of the basketball team, the Washington Wizards.
October 30, 2001 - After resigning his position as president of basketball operations and selling his part ownership, makes a comeback playing basketball for the Washington Wizards.
April 16, 2003 - Plays his last game, against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Wizards lose 107-87 and Jordan scores 15 points.
February 1, 2004 - Founds Michael Jordan Motorsports, a motorcycle racing team.
December 13, 2007 - An Illinois appellate court rules in favor of Jordan in a dispute with a former lover who alleges he promised her $5 million to keep quiet about their affair.
January 24, 2009 - Named the new "Chief Wish Ambassador" for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jordan will be the most prominent figure on the foundation's new Wish Ambassador Council.
September 11, 2009 - Is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
March 17, 2010 - The NBA's Board of Governors approves Jordan's purchase of the Charlotte Bobcats team, for $275 million. He becomes the second black majority owner of a major professional sports team.
February 6, 2013 - Pamela Smith files a paternity suit against Michael Jordan in Georgia Fulton County Superior Court claiming that Jordan is her son's father.
March 4, 2013 - Files a dismissal to the paternity suit filed against him.
March 15, 2013 - Smith withdraws the paternity suit, without prejudice. The possibility of refiling remains, as she stands by her claim that Jordan is the father of her teenage son.