Couples again names Haas and hoops star Jordan as assistant captains

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Captain Fred Couples and the Americans will seek to defeat Greg Norman's International squad next autumn in Melbourne.
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Published: Monday, November 29, 2010 | 2:39 a.m.

Michael Jordan is returning as one of U.S. Captain Fred Couples’ assistants for the 2011 Presidents Cup matches, set for next November at Royal Melbourne.

Couples said Monday at Royal Melbourne that Jordan and Champions Tour player Jay Haas will return as assistant U.S. captains after helping lead the winning American team in 2009 in San Francisco.

International Captain Greg Norman selected Frank Nobilo as one of his two assistants, with the second to be determined next year.

“I can’t wait,” Jordan said. “I had such a good time in San Francisco with Freddie, Jay and the team back in 2009. I love golf, the team atmosphere and, of course, competition, and to be in the locker room with some of the best golfers on the planet was a great experience.”