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Talks heat up between Jordan, Bucks

Takeover talks involving Michael Jordan's ownership group and the Bucks have intensified in recent days, raising the possibility that Jordan could be in charge of his own franchise as soon as July.

Updated: June 20, 2003, 5:56 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Takeover talks involving Michael Jordan's ownership group and the Milwaukee Bucks have intensified in recent days, raising the possibility that Jordan could be in charge of his own franchise as soon as July, league sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

The growing sentiment around the league is that Jordan is only interested in a front-office return to the NBA if he has full decision-making power with his new club. Sources said that is why Jordan is pursuing the purchase of the Bucks from ...

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