(The Wrap-Up Magazine) Air Jordan 17 (XVII) The Air Jordan 17 (XVII) was released in 2002. Michael joined the Washington Wizards as President of Basketball Operations in January of 2000 and since then kept the same style. It was back to business for Michael Jordan when his Air Jordan 17 dropped in 2002, complete with a metal briefcase. The Air Jordan 17 is an executive model and comes in a briefcase. Everyone wants the AJ XVII for the briefcase and design.