Laila Lacy, a native of Philadelphia, graduated from Central High School. She earned a degree from Howard University in Washington, DC, where she studied Psychology and Human Communications and studied at New York’s Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Lacy taught middle school for the New York Board of Education and later served as a business development manager for several mortgage banking firms in California. In addition to collaborating on her father’s memoir, she has written op-eds and product reviews that have been featured in several online magazines. She is the co-author of the book Jump written by her and Her Father Larry Miller, Chairman of the Jordan Brand.
When Mr. Miller committed murder when he was a youth. No one knew had been incarcerated for murder, not even Michael Jordan. However, he revealed the truth to his oldest daughter Lalia Lacy. Mrs. Lacy encouraged her father to tell his secret about his incarceration.