Posted October 11, 2018 07:12:11 A memorial service for Michael Jordan is scheduled for Friday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. at The Memorial Auditorium, 1006 E. Broadway, Chicago.
“Michael Jordan, one of the greatest players of all time, is a legend in our community and we have lost a legend,” the statement reads.
“On behalf of the entire Bulls organization, I want to extend our deepest condolences to the Jordan family, friends, fans, and the entire Chicago Bulls organization.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jordan Family, friends and teammates during this difficult time,” the release continues.
“Michael was a true professional who represented our city at the highest levels of basketball.
We miss him dearly and will miss him for the rest of our lives.”
Jordan, who was born on March 5, 1987 in Atlanta, was the second-leading scorer in NBA history behind Kobe Bryant.
The Bulls won seven NBA titles in eight seasons with Jordan.
Jordan, 36, was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
His induction will be the second time in the past year that Chicago Bulls players have been inducted.
Former Bulls star and current ABC analyst Shaquille O’Neal will be inducted on Saturday.
Former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Kobe Bryant will be enshrined on Sunday.
Former Chicago Bulls forward Michael Jordan (left) poses for a portrait during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois, United States on Wednesday, October 12, 2018.
Jordan has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and played for the Bulls from 1999-2003.
He played one season with the Sacramento Kings in 2006-07 before signing with the Lakers.
Jordan retired as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 2010.
He signed a two-year contract extension with the NBA in 2011.
Jordan was inducting his former teammate Shaquill Thompson and former Lakers teammate Magic Johnson into the Hall of Honor on Wednesday.
The Bulls announced that Jordan will receive the award on Friday.