In an exclusive interview with the head of Jordan Brand, he shared a a shocking secret he had been holding for years. In 1965, he gunshot a teenager dead.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, prior to the release of his book, Jump: My Secret Journey From the Streets to the Boardroom.
“If I could go back and undo it, I would absolutely do that,” “I can’t. So all I can do is try to do what I can to help other people and try to maybe prevent this from happening to someone else.”
Miller said he joined a gang in Philadelphia when he was 13 years old. Three years later, on Sept. 30, 1965, he said he shot 18-year-old Edward White as an act of vengeance after a younger friend had been stabbed and killed during a fight against another gang.
Larry Miller went on to spend time in jail, where at age 30, he earned an accounting degree from Temple University. After he got out of prison, he established a successful career in business with companies like Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods and eventually the Trail Blazers, Nike and Jordan Brand. He said he never lied on a job application or in an interview.
Over the past several months, Miller has started to confess to his children and some close friends and business partners, including NBA legend Michael Jordan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Miller said the support he has received has been overwhelming.