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The reason for Michael Jordan leaving was because General Manager Jerry Krause and Coach Jackson resulted in Jackson's leaving Chicago. Though Jordan had earlier stated publicly that he would not play for any coach besides Jackson, Jordan explained his decision to retire by saying he had lost the drive and desire that was necessary to continue playing at such a high level, and that he wanted to spend more time with his family. When asked if there was a chance he would come back, Jordan said he was "99.9 percent" sure he would not. In the end he came back for a third time to play for the wizards, meaning that that 0.01 percent chance was right!

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