Podcast: Jack McCallum on Michael Jordan's Retirement
Former SI writer Jack McCallum joins Sports Illustrated's Jessica Smetana to discuss where he was when Michael Jordan announced his first retirement in 1993.
The athlete of the '90s? There's no question. Michael Jordan won six titles and four MVP awards in the 1990s (his first MVP, and fifth overall, came in '88), while emerging as a cultural icon around the world. In total, he appeared on 20 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED covers during the decade (including one cover on his time in minor-league baseball).
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED made several notable hires during the '90s, including Michael Farber, Michael Silver, Tim Layden, Tom Verducci, Grant Wahl and L. Jon Wertheim.