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Jordan by the numbers

Jordan: By the Numbers


866 -- Consecutive games in double figures*


172 -- Career 40-plus point games


69 -- Points against Cleveland on March 28, 1990, a career high


63 -- Points in a playoff game against Boston on May 20, 1986*


52 -- Sports Illustrated covers (an SI record)


45 -- Number Jordan briefly wore when he returned from his first retirement


41.0 -- Scoring average in the 1993 NBA Finals*

 

37.1 -- Highest single season scoring average (1986-87)


37 -- Times scored 40-plus points in 1986-87


33.4 -- Career playoff scoring average*


30.3 -- Career scoring average*


26 -- Current number of NBA assistants younger than Jordan


23 -- Well, duh


18 -- Versions of Air Jordans (the latest are suede)


14 -- All-Star Game appearances


13 -- Jordan's shoe size


10 -- NBA scoring titles*


9 -- All-NBA Defensive first-team*


7 -- Consecutive seasons leading the league in scoring*


6 -- Finals MVPs, NBA titles


5 -- Regular season MVPs


4 --Coaches played for (Kevin Loughery, Stan Albeck, Doug Collins (twice) and Phil Jackson)


3-- NBA head coaches who are younger than Jordan (Golden State's Eric Mussleman, 37, Seattle's Nate McMillan, 38, and Cleveland's Keith Smart, 39)


2 -- Olympic gold medals (1984, 1992); retirements (so far --1993, 1998)


1 -- Rookie of the Year award (1985)

* NBA record held or tied