Jordan Brand President Larry Miller revealed a shocking secret in a new cover interview for Illustrated sports, released today. The executive said that in 1965, at the age of 16, he shot dead another teenager – then identified as Edward White.
56 years later, Miller revealed the truth to free himself from the burden of carrying the secret. He also hopes it will allow him to speak with young people and at-risk prisoners, and perhaps distract others from violence.
“That’s what makes it even harder for me, because it was for no reason,” Miller told reporter Howard Beck in the accompanying article. “I mean, there was no good reason for that to happen. And that’s the thing that I really struggle with and it’s – you know, it’s the thing that I think about every day. It’s like I did that, and to somebody who – that wasn’t a reason to do it. And that’s the part that really bothers me.
Miller kept the murder to himself in its entirety, revealing in the interview that he had never discussed it with Michael Jordan, Nike founder Phil Knight, NBA executives or his own friends and children.
The President also shared that the story will be fully detailed in an upcoming book “Jump: My Secret Journey From the Streets to the Boardroom”, which he co-wrote with his daughter, Laila Lacy. The title is slated for release in early 2022 by publisher William Morrow.