Report: Michael Jordan joins Jeter's group interested in Marlins
While rookie phenom Aaron Judge continued his stellar first half with a win at the Home Run Derby on Monday night, a different New York Yankees great, Derek Jeter, may have acquired some Hall of Fame help in order to reportedly do some business of his own.
A bidding group interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins is reportedly closing in on a $1.2-billion deal for the club, and among the investors in Jeter's camp is legendary NBA Hall of Famer and current Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, reports Josh Kosman, Ken Davidoff, and Claire Atkinson of the New York Post.
Jordan, who is one of 15 investors involved in the group, is apparently going to be "kicking in very little cash," according to the Post, which reports deep-pocketed money manager Bruce Sherman is also in with Jeter.
Jeter, who has expressed interest in owning a franchise for some time, has been linked to the purchase of the Marlins since early April.
The 54-year-old Jordan, who spent 15 seasons in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, became the first former player to become a majority owner of an NBA team in 2010 when his purchase of the Charlotte franchise was unanimously approved by the NBA Board of Governors.