Former Portland Trail Blazers president and current Jordan Brand president Larry Miller Sharing his darkest secret with the world … he confessed to killing a man when he was 16 and hiding it from his closest friends – including Michael Jordan – Until recently.
Miller described the September 1965 incident in an interview Sports Illustrated This week … after he stabbed and killed a friend in West Philadelphia, he was saying “gangbangler” … so he unloaded a bottle of wine, grabbed his gun and went on the hunt for a rival gang member.
Miller shot and killed the first person he saw — 18 years old Edward White – Although it is not known whether the man was involved in the murder of his friend.
“That makes it even more difficult for me, because it’s not for any reason,” Miller told the outlet. “I mean, there’s no valid reason for that to happen. And that’s something that I really struggle with and – you know, that’s something I think about every day.”
“It’s like, I’ve done this, and for somebody – there’s no reason to do it. And that’s the part that’s really bothering me.”
Miller was taken into custody shortly afterwards … and spent many years behind bars until he was 30 years old.
Once he left, Miller later became a huge success in the business business – he was hired by Nike in 1997 and served as president of the Jordan Brand from 1999-2006 before joining the Blazers. He then returned to his former position in 2012 with Nike / Jordan
Miller says he has spent the past few months slowly sharing his secret with his inner circle … and from MJ to NBA Commissioner Adam SilverThe responses they have received have been positive.
Now, Miller hopes to make a positive impact on today’s young people using his story … and struggling to get second chances for those caught up in a difficult time.
“If I could go back and undo it, I’d totally do it,” Miller said. “I can’t. So all I can do is try my best to help others and try to prevent them from happening to others.”