He wants to come to New Jersey to see his three daughters and son from a previous marriage. He wants to settle in Hartford, Conn., near several friends he made when he attended the University of Bridgeport.
During his rookie year with the Washington Bullets in 1985, he set an NBA record with 397 blocks. Bol bounced from Washington to Golden State, the Sixers and Miami before retiring from the league in 1995. He averaged just 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 points during his career.
Before Sept. 11, Bol said he had an appointment for Oct. 15 to see U.S. State Department immigration lawyers, who visit Cairo from Italy and Greece once every few months. The officials help people fill out paperwork and get approved for visas and refugee status.
In other news:
JORDAN: 50th SI cover
Michael Jordan has already added to one of his many records, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the 50th time.
The Oct. 29 issue features Jordan's return with the Wizards.
The last Wizards or Bullets player on the cover was Elvin Hayes on May 7, 1979.
Muhammad Ali is second with 38 SI covers, followed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (28), Magic Johnson (26) and Jack Nicklaus (23). *