List of NBA retired Jerseys

Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

  • Note: Loscutoff (#18) asked that his legacy be honored by allowing other Celtics to wear his number in the future. It was later retired in honor of Cowens. Loscutoff is represented by a square with the letters “LOSCY”.

Charlotte Bobcats

  • None

Chicago Bulls

  • Note: Jackson and Krause do not have actual numbers retired in their honor; rather, a pair of banners that hang from the rafters pay tribute to them.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

Denver Nuggets

Detroit Pistons

Golden State Warriors

  • 13 – Wilt Chamberlain, C, 1959-65 (1959-62 Philadelphia, 1962-65 San Francisco)
  • 14 – Tom Meschery, F, 1961-71 (1961-62 Philadelphia, 1962-71 San Francisco)
  • 16 – Al Attles, G, 1960-71 (1960-62 Philadelphia, 1962-71 San Francisco); Head Coach, 1970-83; also team executive
  • 24 – Rick Barry, F, 1965-67 & 1972-78 (1965-67 San Francisco)
  • 42 – Nate Thurmond, C, 1963-74 (1963-71 San Francisco)

Houston Rockets

  • Note: Dawson does not have an actual number retired in his honor; rather, a banner that hangs from the rafters with his initials to pay tribute to him for his 27 years of service to the team.

Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers

  • None

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Honored Minneapolis Lakers: Next to their retired numbers, the Lakers have hung a banner with the names of six Hall-of-Famers who were instrumental to the franchise’s success during its days in Minneapolis:
  • Except for 22, which was retired for Baylor, these “honored numbers” are still available. 34 was issued to Shaquille O’Neal, and 17 was issued to Rick Fox and currently to Andrew Bynum.

Memphis Grizzlies

  • None

Miami Heat

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

New Jersey Nets

New Orleans Hornets

  • 7 – Pete Maravich, G, (Never played for this franchise, played for the New Orleans Jazz 1974-79)
  • 13 – Bobby Phills, G, 1997-2000

New York Knicks

Orlando Magic

  • 6 – The Fans (Sixth Man)

Philadelphia 76ers

Phoenix Suns

Portland Trail Blazers

Sacramento Kings

  • 1 – Nate Archibald, G, 1970-76 (1970-72 Cincinnati, 1972-75 Kansas City-Omaha, 1975-76 Kansas City)
  • 2 – Mitch Richmond, G, 1991-98
  • 6 – The Fans of Sacramento (Sixth Man)
  • 11 – Bob Davies, G, 1948-55 (Rochester)
  • 12 – Maurice Stokes, F, 1955-58 (Cincinnati)
  • 14 – Oscar Robertson, G, 1960-70 (Cincinnati)
  • 27 – Jack Twyman, F, 1955-66 (1955-57 Rochester, 1957-66 Cincinnati)
  • 44 – Sam Lacey, C, 1970-81 (1970-72 Cincinnati, 1972-75 Kansas City-Omaha, 1975-81 Kansas City)

San Antonio Spurs

Seattle SuperSonics

Toronto Raptors

  • None

Utah Jazz

Washington Wizards

  • 10 – Earl Monroe, G, 1967-71 (Baltimore)
  • 11 – Elvin Hayes, F, 1972-81 (1972-73 Baltimore, 1973-74 Capital)
  • 25 – Gus Johnson, F, 1963-72 (Baltimore)
  • 41 – Wes Unseld, C, 1968-81 (1968-73 Baltimore, 1973-74 Capital); Head Coach, 1987-94
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~ by Travis on July 14, 2008.

One Response to “List of NBA retired Jerseys”

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