Larry Miller, 72, chairman of Nike's Jordan Brand, has revealed his past murders.

According to the BBC, Chairman Miller confessed in an interview with the American sports magazine Sports Illustrated that he murdered an 18-year-old boy in 1965 when he was 16.

Miller joined a Philadelphia gang at the age of 13 and spent the life of a delinquent youth.

Then, when he was 16, in 1965, his friend was murdered by a rival gang, and he and three friends took up a gun to revenge.

Miller killed 18-year-old Edward White in the process.

The first person I met was White, a boy who had nothing to do with his friend's death.

Miller went to jail for murder.

He looked back on the past, saying, “It was a lot harder because there was no reason (for the murder).”

Regarding this confession, he said that the decision was very difficult because he had been hiding it from his children, friends and co-workers for a long time.

"Because of the many years of running away from this case, I tried to hide the past and hoped people wouldn't notice," Miller said.

He has worked for Nike since 1997, and prior to that, served as an executive at US food companies Kraft Foods and Campbell Soup.

He also served as the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers, an American professional basketball (NBA) club.

Miller stressed that he never lied about his imprisonment when he applied for a job as a young man.

He was also reported to have informed Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver prior to the interview.

This confession will be included in detail in the forthcoming autobiography 'Jump, A Secret Journey from the Street to the Executive Office'.

He explained in his autobiography that he had served several times in juvenile detention centers and prisons for various crimes besides murder.

President Miller said he hopes his story can help at-risk youth escape a life of violence and inspire those who have been in prison to realize that they can still contribute to society.

He said, "One individual's mistake, even the worst one of his life, should not dominate what will happen for the rest of his life."

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