UNC Basketball: Michael Jordan to be inducted into Chicago Bulls Ring of Honor

The UNC basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer is among the first-ever Chicago Bulls Ring of Honor class, honoring 13 former Bulls players, coaches, and executives.

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The Chicago Bulls announced the creation of their Ring of Honor, as they'll honor some of the great players, coaches and executives that have been a part of the historic legacy of the organization.

Of course, former UNC basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan is among the first people who will be inducted this year,

Jordan is among the 14 people who will be inducted to the Chicago Bulls Ring of Honor on January 12, as announced by the organization via social media posts. Some players (and coaches) who were around during Jordan's dominant era will also be inducted, as the UNC basketball legend will be joined by former teammates Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Toni Kukoc, his head coach Phill Jackson along with the late Jerry Krause, who was the general manager of the franchise at the time.

Two things seem to define Jordan's career legacy. First, his UNC basketball years, where he led the Tar Heels to a national championship, and his Chicago Bulls era, the most dominant run of any sports franchise ever. Jordan led the Bulls to two three-peats, winning six NBA titles over a span of eight seasons. If he didn't step away to pursue a career in baseball, that number likely would've been higher.

A 14-time All-Star, 11-time All-NBA selection, 10-time scoring champion, six-time NBA champion, six-time NBA Finals MVP, five-time league MVP and much more, Jordan is referred to by many as the "G.O.A.T." There's simply no question as to who the greatest Chicago Bull of all-time is, as this honor just serves as another reminder of how special his career was, especially that dominant run that he spearheaded.

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