Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh yells during the Coach Jim Harbaugh's Elite Summer Football Camp, Friday, June 5, 2015, at Prattville High School in Prattville, Ala. Harbaugh will have to improve the Wolverines by one game over last season to get the
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August 27, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jim Harbaugh is quite a celebrity these days, but even he was taken aback when he received a phone call recently from Michael Jordan.

Michigan signed a deal with Nike that begins in August 2016, and that includes a partnership with the ''Jumpman'' brand. On Thursday, Harbaugh described his surprise when Jordan actually called him.

''My phone rang and it was a number that I didn't know. I said hello, and I didn't catch the whole name - you know how sometimes cellphones cut out,'' Harbaugh said. ''I said, `Excuse me? I didn't get - phone cut out, who is this?' And he said, `This is Michael Jordan.' I said, `Come oooon! Come on. Who is it?'''

Harbaugh said his wife Sarah was ''very, very impressed'' that Jordan called him.

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