Chicago Times

By: Kyler Vanden Berge

Hall of Fame Jordan

Do you think that Michael Jordan should have won more titles with the Bulls. Michael Jordan was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 11th, 2009 which meant Michael was among of the best players in the NBA. Anyways, lets talk about his career with the Bulls organization. He won his first title against the Lakers in 1990. In 1992 and 1993 he won his second and third championships with the Bulls. Michael won MVP in 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1998. Jordan played baseball for the Birmingham Barons as an outfielder for one year (1995) after his dad died in a act of violence. He retired in 2003 because of old age.

Now lets talk about Michael's childhood. Born on February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. He was always competitive growing up and would search the neighborhood for people to play basketball with. Michael attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. He was named NCAA College Player of the Year in 1983 and 1984. Jordan also scored the final basket to beat Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament Championship.

Now lets go to where Michael Jordan's basketball career took off, his Rookie Year. Michael left college after his Junior Year to join the NBA. With being drafted to the Bulls, the team made it to the playoffs. During the same season he had 28.2 ppg (points per game). The same year Michael won Rookie of the Year and was selected to play in the All-Star game.

Largest Stadium in the U.S.A

Have you ever wondered what stadium discovered Michael Jordan. Home to Michael Jordan and Patrick Kane, the United Center is the largest stadium in the U.S.A at 960,000 square feet. In 1988, William Wirtz, owner of the Chicago Blackhawks, and Jerry Reinsdorf, majority owner and Team Chairman of the Chicago Bulls formed together to create the United Center. It took just over two years to build the massive complex. Since it opened in 1994, the United Center has had over forty million guests enter the building.They also host over 200 events per year.

The Michael Jordan Statue was built when Michael's number(23) was retired on 11/1/94. The statue is twelve feet tall and weighs over a ton. It's made in bronze to give a shiny look. MJ's statue is placed at the entrance of the United Center. The statue is one of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions.

There are lots of jobs that you can apply for at the United Center. Security is just one of the many you can go out for, but is around the clock in shifts. Culinary Jobs are needed at the United Center. Along with that, concession stand are open to apply for. At special events that job can be hard to deal with. Suites have jobs open too, but they also can get busy during special events also.

Drake: Jungle Tour

Friday, May 29th, 7:30pm

1901 W Madison St

Chicago, IL

Drake is coming to the United Center on May 29th as part of his Jungle Tour

How to apply for a job at the United Center

In the third paragraph of the second article I listed jobs you could get a job for.

To apply for these positions or to be considered for future job opportunities, submit your resume online, or mail or fax a resume to:

United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Attn: Human Resources

FAX: (312) 455-4750

No phone calls please.
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