Harbaugh discusses recent phone conversation with Jordan

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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.