USA TODAY Sports’ Mackenzie Salmon talks to former NBA player B.J. Armstrong about how Michael Jordan would find motivation to be great. USA TODAY

Nevada basketball coach Steve Alford doesn’t play a part in the ESPN “Last Dance” documentary that’s become a national sensation, but he does have plenty of experience with Michael Jordan.

Alford and Jordan have much in common, although their career paths took different directions. Both are roughly the same age — Alford is 55, not quite two years younger than Jordan — both were college stars at two of the nation’s most well-known programs, and both were part of the last group of U.S. amateurs to win Olympic

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