Wizards leave Jordan's Wilmington for Charleston

Updated: August 7, 2003, 1:24 PM ET

WASHINGTON -- Here's another sign the Michael Jordan era is over in Washington: The Wizards are not going back to training camp in Wilmington, N.C.

The Wizards said Thursday they will train at Charleston, S.C., at the College of Charleston, from Sept. 29-Oct. 6.

The Wizards trained in Jordan's hometown of Wilmington for the three seasons he was with the team, first as a front office executive and later as a player. He had planned to return to the front office in May, but he was turned away by owner Abe Pollin.

The College of Charleston is familiar to new Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld, who was general manager of the Knicks when New York held camp there in the 1990s.

"The college has enjoyed a long and wonderful relationship with Ernie Grunfeld for a number of years, and we look forward to hosting the Wizards," College of Charleston athletic director Jerry Baker said.

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