Michael Jordan announced his retirement at a press conference last January 13. “Being a parent is very challenging,” he said. “I welcome that challenge and I look forward to it.”

JANUARY 20: Plays golf with Charles Barkley at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in La Quinta, California.

JANUARY 29: Jets to Washington, D.C., where he announces a $5 million grant program for teachers and speaks to middle school students.

FEBRUARY 28: Catches the Lakers-Rockets game in LA.

MARCH 4: Sits front row at a Chris Rock concert in Phoenix.

MARCH 6: Goes nightclubbing in Scottsdale.

MARCH 16: Golfs with Arnold Palmer in Orlando.

MARCH 19: Smokes cigars in New York with the head of the New Arena Committee of Charlotte, North Carolina.

APRIL 1: Vacations in the Bahamas.

APRIL 9: Watches New York play Detroit from a suite in Yankee Stadium.

MAY 25: Golfs at Royal Doronch during a ten-day excursion in Scotland.

JUNE 3: Arrives in California with wife, Juanita, for photo shoot for ad campaign for new cologne, Jordan by Michael.

JUNE 5: Attends the Reggie Johnson-Roy Jones Jr. fight in Biloxi.

JULY 13: Gives 500 kids tips at a sports clinic in West London, England.

SEPTEMBER 2: Arrives in Las Vegas to run a four-day coaches clinic.

SEPTEMBER 18: Plays in former teammate Trent Tucker’s charity golf tournament in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

SEPTEMBER 19: Attends Vikings-Raiders football game in Minneapolis.

SEPTEMBER 21: Arrives in Boston for Ryder Cup. He’s rented a house for the week.

SEPTEMBER 24: Fan at 13th hole complains that Jordan’s blocking his view. Jordan ducks.

SEPTEMBER 26: Watches American Ryder Cup team prevail over Europeans while standing at 16th hole with Prince Andrew.

NOVEMBER 6: Visiting Atlanta for a golf tournament, watches Bulls fall to Hawks.

NOVEMBER 8: Attends Knicks-Bucks game at Madison Square Garden.

DECEMBER 2: Hailed at Sports Illustrated’s 20th Century Sports Award extravaganza at Madison Square Garden.

DECEMBER 12: Drops in on sports apparel stores in an LA mall to see how his new Air Jordans are selling.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): illustration/Terry Laban.