VIDEO: Jim Harbaugh gives "A-plus, plus, plus" review of Michigan's new Jordan jerseys

Posted at 7:45 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 19:45:45-04

Jim Harbaugh recalls one of his first conversations with Michael Jordan very well.

"We want to share our sideline with Michael Jordan. I mean that's one of the first things that I remember talking to Michael about," he said.

Michigan's head coach is getting his wish, announcing last week the Basketball Hall of Famer will serve as the first honorary captain for the Wolverines home opener this season.

"He's a winner, he's a champion all the way, and that's gonna be an honor to share a sideline with him," Harbaugh said.

This weekend, Harbaugh is one of 90 sports and entertainment celebrities playing in the American Century Championship golf tournament. He spoke to WXYZ via satellite on Friday afternoon.

Michigan's flagship apparel provider, The M-Den, announced the debut for the new Jordan brand jerseys will take place at a private event on August 2. Harbaugh had only positive things to say about the new uniforms.

"They're A-plus, plus, plus. I've seen the jerseys, I've seen the shoes. Everything looks great and can't wait to unveil them and start using them."

As for any wrinkles with the uniforms, Harbaugh said there could "possibly" be something different this year. He also said "we're great with our uniform."

He didn't rule out an alternate jersey, but stood behind Michigan's current scheme as one of the best in sports.

"Our uniform is our uniform and there's no reason to ever change it."

Harbaugh confirmed another honorary captain for a game this season. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick will be on Michigan's sideline for the Colorado game.

"We'll announce them as they come in," Harbaugh said. "To pick up one or two or three things... I know the fellas look forward to it."

On Friday, he was scheduled to play behind Justin Timberlake, a man Harbaugh called "an awesome, awesome guy."

Would Timberlake be someone he would ask to be a captain? Harbaugh talked with him at the driving range on Thursday.

"That's a great idea! We've got all our asks out there on the honorary captains right now. We're waiting for some replies."


Brad Galli is a sport anchor and reporter at WXYZ Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli