List of National Basketball Association retired jersey numbers
As a way to honor key contributors including players, coaches, fans, broadcasters and announcers, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams often retire their jersey numbers, win totals or microphones. In the case of jersey numbers, they are usually no longer available for future players to wear, although they can ask for permission from players whose jerseys are retired. Teams usually display these numbers by hanging banners on the rafters inside their home arena. Currently, three teams (Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Toronto Raptors) do not have any retired numbers.
- Honored numbers 1.1
- Notes 2
- References 3
- External links 4
|Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Number||Name||Team||Position||Years with franchise||Note||Refs|
|9||Pettit, BobBob Pettit||Atlanta Hawks||F||1954–1965|||
|21||Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins||Atlanta Hawks||F||1983–1994||Currently team vice president and television color analyst.|||
|23||Hudson, LouLou Hudson||Atlanta Hawks||F||1966–1977|||
|17||Turner, TedTed Turner||Atlanta Hawks||—||1977–2001||As team owner. While the team presented Turner a framed Hawks jersey with No. 17, the banner raised to the rafters carried an old Hawks logo with Turner's name instead of a number.|||
|00||Parish, RobertRobert Parish||Boston Celtics||C||1980–1994|||
|1||Brown, Walter A.Walter A. Brown||Boston Celtics||—||1946–1964||As team founder–owner.|||
|2||Auerbach, RedRed Auerbach||Boston Celtics||—||1950–2006||As head coach (1950–1966) and executive (1950–2006).|||
|3||Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson||Boston Celtics||G||1983–1990|||
|6||Russell, BillBill Russell||Boston Celtics||C||1956–1969||Also served as head coach (1966–1969).|||
|10||White, Jo JoJo Jo White||Boston Celtics||G||1969–1979|||
|14||Cousy, BobBob Cousy||Boston Celtics||G||1950–1963|||
|15||Heinsohn, TomTom Heinsohn||Boston Celtics||F||1956–1978||Also served as head coach (1969–1978); as broadcaster (1980–present).|||
|16||Sanders, SatchSatch Sanders||Boston Celtics||F||1960–1973||Also served as head coach (1978).|||
|17||Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek||Boston Celtics||F||1962–1978|||
|18||Cowens, DaveDave Cowens||Boston Celtics||C||1970–1980||Also served as head coach (1978–1979).|||
|19||Nelson, DonDon Nelson||Boston Celtics||F||1965–1976|||
|21||Sharman, BillBill Sharman||Boston Celtics||G||1951–1961|||
|22||Macauley, EdEd Macauley||Boston Celtics||C||1950–1956|||
|23||Ramsey, FrankFrank Ramsey||Boston Celtics||F||1954–1964|||
|24||Jones, SamSam Jones||Boston Celtics||G||1957–1969|||
|25||Jones, K. C.K. C. Jones||Boston Celtics||G||1958–1967; 1983–1988||Also served as head coach (1983–1988).|||
|31||Maxwell, CedricCedric Maxwell||Boston Celtics||F||1977–1985||Also served as broadcaster (2001–present); briefly wore No. 30 in 1977–78.|||
|32||McHale, KevinKevin McHale||Boston Celtics||F||1980–1993|||
|33||Bird, LarryLarry Bird||Boston Celtics||F||1979–1992|||
|35||Lewis, ReggieReggie Lewis||Boston Celtics||G||1987–1993||Died of a heart attack while still playing for the team; number retired posthumously.|||
|LOSCY||Loscutoff, JimJim Loscutoff||Boston Celtics||F||1955–1964||Wore No. 18 but decided to keep it active; number ultimately retired for Dave Cowens.|||
|Microphone||Most, JohnnyJohnny Most||Boston Celtics||—||1953–1990||As broadcaster.|||
|3||Petrovic, DrazenDražen Petrović||Brooklyn Nets||G||1990–1993||Died in a car crash while playing for the team; with the team when it was known as the New Jersey Nets. His jersey was retired posthumously.|||
|4||Ladner, WendellWendell Ladner||Brooklyn Nets||F||1974–1975||Died in a plane crash; with the team when it was on Long Island as the New York Nets. His jersey was retired posthumously; however no banner is currently raised at the Barclays Center.|||
|5||Kidd, JasonJason Kidd||Brooklyn Nets||G||2001–2008||
The team was then the New Jersey Nets.
Also served as head coach (2013–2014).
|23||Williamson, JohnJohn Williamson||Brooklyn Nets||G||1973–1980||During his first four seasons (1973–1977), the team was on Long Island and known as the New York Nets; for the rest of his career with the team, it was the New Jersey Nets.|||
|25||Melchionni, BillBill Melchionni||Brooklyn Nets||G||1969–1976||The team was then on Long Island as the New York Nets.|||
|32||Erving, JuliusJulius Erving||Brooklyn Nets||F||1973–1976||The team was then on Long Island as the New York Nets.|||
|52||Williams, BuckBuck Williams||Brooklyn Nets||F||1981–1989||The team was then the New Jersey Nets.|||
|13||Phills, BobbyBobby Phills||Charlotte Hornets||G||1997–2000||Died in a car crash while playing for the original incarnation of the team. His jersey was retired posthumously.|
|4||Sloan, JerryJerry Sloan||Chicago Bulls||G||1966–1976||Also served as head coach (1979–1982).|||
|10||Love, BobBob Love||Chicago Bulls||F||1968–1976|||
|23||Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan||Chicago Bulls||G||1984–1993; 1995–1998||Briefly wore No. 45 in 1995 & 12 for one game in 1991 (due to his jersey stolen).|||
|33||Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen||Chicago Bulls||F||1987–1998; 2003–2004|||
|—||Jackson, PhilPhil Jackson||Chicago Bulls||—||1989–1998||As head coach (1989–1998).|||
|—||Krause, JerryJerry Krause||Chicago Bulls||—||1985–2003||As general manager.|||
|7||Smith, BingoBingo Smith||Cleveland Cavaliers||F||1970–1979|||
|11||Ilgauskas, ŽydrūnasŽydrūnas Ilgauskas||Cleveland Cavaliers||C||1997–2010||Did not play in 1999–2000 season.|||
|22||Nance, LarryLarry Nance||Cleveland Cavaliers||F||1988–1994||Briefly wore No. 6 in 1988.|||
|25||Price, MarkMark Price||Cleveland Cavaliers||G||1986–1995|||
|34||Carr, AustinAustin Carr||Cleveland Cavaliers||G||1971–1980|||
|42||Thurmond, NateNate Thurmond||Cleveland Cavaliers||C||1975–1977|||
|43||Daugherty, BradBrad Daugherty||Cleveland Cavaliers||C||1986–1994|||
|Microphone||Tait, JoeJoe Tait||Cleveland Cavaliers||—||1972–2011||As broadcaster.|||
|12||Harper, DerekDerek Harper||Dallas Mavericks||G||1983–1994; 1996–1997||Will be retired during 2014-15 season|||
|15||Davis, BradBrad Davis||Dallas Mavericks||G||1980–1992|||
|22||Blackman, RolandoRolando Blackman||Dallas Mavericks||G||1981–1992|||
|2||English, AlexAlex English||Denver Nuggets||F||1980–1990|||
|33||Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson||Denver Nuggets||F||1975–1982|||
|40||Beck, ByronByron Beck||Denver Nuggets||C||1967–1977|||
|44||Issel, DanDan Issel||Denver Nuggets||C||1975–1985|||
|432||Moe, DougDoug Moe||Denver Nuggets||—||1981–1990||As head coach; the number represents his 432 victories coaching the Nuggets.|||
|2||Daly, ChuckChuck Daly||Detroit Pistons||—||1983–1992||As head coach; the number represents the two NBA championship teams he coached.|||
|4||Dumars, JoeJoe Dumars||Detroit Pistons||G||1985–1999||Also served as team president (2000–2014).|||
|10||Rodman, DennisDennis Rodman||Detroit Pistons||F||1986–1993||Number currently issued to Greg Monroe at the time of the announcement, and he is allowed to continue wearing the number.|||
|11||Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas||Detroit Pistons||G||1981–1994||Wore No. 42 for one playoff game in 1985 (due to his jersey stolen).|||
|15||Johnson, VinnieVinnie Johnson||Detroit Pistons||G||1981–1991|||
|16||Lanier, BobBob Lanier||Detroit Pistons||C||1970–1981|||
|21||Bing, DaveDave Bing||Detroit Pistons||G||1966–1975|||
|40||Laimbeer, BillBill Laimbeer||Detroit Pistons||C||1982–1994|||
|—||Davidson, WilliamWilliam Davidson||Detroit Pistons||—||1974–2009||As team owner.|||
|—||McCloskey, JackJack McCloskey||Detroit Pistons||—||1979–1992||As general manager.|||
|13||Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain||Golden State Warriors||C||1959–1965||Team was in Philadelphia through 1959–1962 and in San Francisco through 1962–1965.|||
|14||Meschery, TomTom Meschery||Golden State Warriors||F||1961–1971||Team was in Philadelphia through 1961–1962 and San Francisco through 1962–1971.|||
|16||Attles, AlAl Attles||Golden State Warriors||G||1960–1971||Also served as head coach (1969–1983).|||
|17||Mullin, ChrisChris Mullin||Golden State Warriors||SG/SF||1985–1997; 2000–2001||Also served as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations (2004-2009).|||
|24||Barry, RickRick Barry||Golden State Warriors||F||1965–1967; 1972–1978|||
|42||Thurmond, NateNate Thurmond||Golden State Warriors||C||1963–1974||Team bore the San Francisco name through 1963–1971 before adopting the Golden State name starting with the 1971–72 season.|||
|22||Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler||Houston Rockets||G||1995–1998||Also served as broadcaster (2005–present).|||
|23||Murphy, CalvinCalvin Murphy||Houston Rockets||G||1970–1983||Also served as broadcaster (1985–2004).|||
|24||Malone, MosesMoses Malone||Houston Rockets||C||1976–1982|||
|34||Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon||Houston Rockets||C||1984–2001|||
|45||Tomjanovich, RudyRudy Tomjanovich||Houston Rockets||F||1970–1981||Also served as head coach (1991–2003).|||
|CD||Dawson, CarrollCarroll Dawson||Houston Rockets||—||1980–1995; 1995–2007||As assistant coach (1980–1995) and general manager (1995–2007).|||
|30||McGinnis, GeorgeGeorge McGinnis||Indiana Pacers||F||1971–1975; 1980–1982|
|31||Miller, ReggieReggie Miller||Indiana Pacers||G||1987–2005|
|34||Daniels, MelMel Daniels||Indiana Pacers||C||1968–1974|
|35||Brown, RogerRoger Brown||Indiana Pacers||F||1967–1974|
|529||Leonard, BobbyBobby Leonard||Indiana Pacers||—||1968–1980||As head coach; the number represents his 529 victories coaching the Pacers.|
|13||Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain||Los Angeles Lakers||C||1968–1973|
|22||Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor||Los Angeles Lakers||F||1958–1971||The team was in Minneapolis in his first two seasons (1958–1960).|
|25||Goodrich, GailGail Goodrich||Los Angeles Lakers||G||1965–1968; 1970–1976|
|32||Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson||Los Angeles Lakers||G||1979–1991; 1995–1996||Also served as head coach in 1994.|
|33||Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar||Los Angeles Lakers||C||1975–1989|
|34||O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal||Los Angeles Lakers||C||1996–2004|||
|42||Worthy, JamesJames Worthy||Los Angeles Lakers||F||1982–1994|
|44||West, JerryJerry West||Los Angeles Lakers||G||1960–1974||Also served as head coach (1976–1979) and general manager (1981–2002).|
|52||Wilkes, JamaalJamaal Wilkes||Los Angeles Lakers||F||1977–1985|
|Microphone||Hearn, ChickChick Hearn||Los Angeles Lakers||—||1960–2002||As broadcaster.|
|10||Hardaway, TimTim Hardaway||Miami Heat||G||1996–2001|||
|23||Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan||Miami Heat||G||—||Never played for the franchise; number retired for "contributions to basketball".|||
|33||Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning||Miami Heat||C||1995–2002; 2005–2008|||
|1||Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson||Milwaukee Bucks||G||1970–1974|||
|2||Bridgeman, JuniorJunior Bridgeman||Milwaukee Bucks||F||1975–1984; 1986–1987|||
|4||Moncrief, SidneySidney Moncrief||Milwaukee Bucks||G||1979–1989|||
|14||McGlocklin, JonJon McGlocklin||Milwaukee Bucks||G||1968–1976||Also served as broadcaster (1985–present).|||
|16||Lanier, BobBob Lanier||Milwaukee Bucks||C||1980–1984|||
|32||Winters, BrianBrian Winters||Milwaukee Bucks||G||1975–1983|||
|33||Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar||Milwaukee Bucks||C||1969–1975||Served under the name of Lew Alcindor for two seasons before becoming Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.|||
|2||Sealy, MalikMalik Sealy||Minnesota Timberwolves||F||1998–2000||Died in a car crash while playing for the team. His jersey was retired posthumously.|
|7||Maravich, PetePete Maravich||New Orleans Pelicans||G||—||Never played for the franchise, jersey retired for his contributions to basketball of Louisiana. He played for the New Orleans Jazz (now the Utah Jazz) from 1974–1979 in NBA and for LSU Tigers from 1967–1970 in NCAA.|
|10||Frazier, WaltWalt Frazier||New York Knicks||G||1967–1977||Also served as a broadcaster.|
|12||Barnett, DickDick Barnett||New York Knicks||G||1965–1974|
|15||Monroe, EarlEarl Monroe||New York Knicks||G||1972–1980|
|15||McGuire, DickDick McGuire||New York Knicks||G||1949–1957||Also served as head coach (1965–1968) and scouting director.|
|19||Reed, WillisWillis Reed||New York Knicks||C||1964–1974||Also served as head coach (1977–1978).|
|22||Debusschere, DaveDave DeBusschere||New York Knicks||F||1969–1974|
|24||Bradley, BillBill Bradley||New York Knicks||F||1967–1977|
|33||Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing||New York Knicks||C||1985–2000|
|613||Holzman, RedRed Holzman||New York Knicks||—||1967–1977; 1978–1982||As head coach; the number represents his 613 victories coaching the Knicks.|
|6||The fans||Orlando Magic||—||—|
|2||Malone, MosesMoses Malone||Philadelphia 76ers||C||1982–1986; 1993–1994||Not officially retired, but taken out of circulation.|
|3||Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson||Philadelphia 76ers||G||1996–2006; 2009–2010|
|6||Erving, JuliusJulius Erving||Philadelphia 76ers||F||1976–1987|
|10||Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks||Philadelphia 76ers||G||1978–1989||Also served as head coach (2005–2008).|
|13||Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain||Philadelphia 76ers||C||1965–1968|
|15||Greer, HalHal Greer||Philadelphia 76ers||G||1958–1973||During his first five seasons (1958–1963), the team was known as the Syracuse Nationals.|
|24||Jones, BobbyBobby Jones||Philadelphia 76ers||F||1978–1986|
|32||Cunningham, BillyBilly Cunningham||Philadelphia 76ers||F||1965–1972; 1974–1975||Also served as head coach (1977–1985); briefly unretired for Charles Barkley in the 1991–92 season.|
|34||Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley||Philadelphia 76ers||F||1984–1992|
|Microphone||Zinkoff, DaveDave Zinkoff||Philadelphia 76ers||—||1963–1981; 1983–1985||As P.A. announcer.|
|5||Van Arsdale, DickDick Van Arsdale||Phoenix Suns||G||1968–1977||Also served as head coach (1987).|
|6||Davis, WalterWalter Davis||Phoenix Suns||G||1977–1988|
|7||Johnson, KevinKevin Johnson||Phoenix Suns||G||1988–1998; 2000||Retired in 1998, but came back before the end of the 1999–2000 season before retiring again; currently the mayor of Sacramento.|
|9||Majerle, DanDan Majerle||Phoenix Suns||F||1988–1995; 2001–2002||Formerly an assistant head coach for the Phoenix Suns (2008–2013).|
|24||Chambers, TomTom Chambers||Phoenix Suns||F||1988–1993||Currently an announcer for Suns games.|
|33||Adams, AlvanAlvan Adams||Phoenix Suns||C||1975–1988||Number unretired for Grant Hill from 2007–2012.|
|34||Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley||Phoenix Suns||F||1992–1996|
|42||Hawkins, ConnieConnie Hawkins||Phoenix Suns||F||1969–1973|
|44||Westphal, PaulPaul Westphal||Phoenix Suns||G||1975–1980; 1983–1984||Also served as head coach (1992–1996).|
|—||Colangelo, JerryJerry Colangelo||Phoenix Suns||—||1968–2004||As owner, executive, and head coach (1970; 1972–73).|
|—||Fitzsimmons, CottonCotton Fitzsimmons||Phoenix Suns||—||1970–1972; 1988–1992; 1996||As head coach; inducted in the Suns' Ring of Honor posthumously.|
|—||MacLeod, JohnJohn MacLeod||Phoenix Suns||—||1973–1987||As head coach. Also served as assistant head coach in the 1999–2000 NBA season.|
|—||Proski, JoeJoe Proski||Phoenix Suns||—||1968–2000||As athletic trainer.|
|1||Weinberg, LarryLarry Weinberg||Portland Trail Blazers||—||1970–1988||As team founder and owner; number still available.|
|13||Twardzik, DaveDave Twardzik||Portland Trail Blazers||G||1976–1980|
|14||Hollins, LionelLionel Hollins||Portland Trail Blazers||G||1975–1980|
|15||Steele, LarryLarry Steele||Portland Trail Blazers||G||1971–1980|
|20||Lucas, MauriceMaurice Lucas||Portland Trail Blazers||F||1976–1980; 1987–1988|
|22||Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler||Portland Trail Blazers||G||1984–1994|
|30||Porter, TerryTerry Porter||Portland Trail Blazers||G||1985–1995|
|30||Gross, BobBob Gross||Portland Trail Blazers||F||1975–1982|
|32||Walton, BillBill Walton||Portland Trail Blazers||C||1974–1978|
|36||Neal, LloydLloyd Neal||Portland Trail Blazers||C||1972–1979|
|45||Petrie, GeoffGeoff Petrie||Portland Trail Blazers||G||1970–1976|
|77||Ramsay, JackJack Ramsay||Portland Trail Blazers||—||1976–1986||As head coach; the number represents the 1977 NBA Championship he won while coaching the Blazers.|
|1||Archibald, NateNate Archibald||Sacramento Kings||G||1970–1976||During his career with the team, it was known first as the Cincinnati Royals (1970–1972), then the Kansas City–Omaha Kings (1972–1975), and finally as the Kansas City Kings (1975–1976). He also briefly wore No. 10 at one point.|
|2||Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond||Sacramento Kings||G||1991–1998|
|4||Webber, ChrisChris Webber||Sacramento Kings||F||1998–2005|
|6||The fans||Sacramento Kings|
|11||Davies, BobBob Davies||Sacramento Kings||G||1948–1955||The team was then known as the Rochester Royals.|
|12||Stokes, MauriceMaurice Stokes||Sacramento Kings||F||1955–1958||The team was known as the Rochester Royals through 1955–1957 and moved to Cincinnati starting with the 1957–58 season in which his career was ended by a crippling head injury.|
|14||Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson||Sacramento Kings||G||1960–1970||The team was then known as the Cincinnati Royals.|
|16||Stojakovic, PejaPeja Stojakovic||Sacramento Kings||F||1998–2006||Will be retired 16th December|
|21||Divac, VladeVlade Divac||Sacramento Kings||C||1999–2004|
|27||Twyman, JackJack Twyman||Sacramento Kings||F||1955–1966||The team was known as the Rochester Royals through 1955–1957 and then as the Cincinnati Royals for the remainder of his career.|
|44||Lacey, SamSam Lacey||Sacramento Kings||C||1970–1981||During his career with the team, it was known first as the Cincinnati Royals (1970–1972), then the Kansas City–Omaha Kings (1972–1975), and finally as the Kansas City Kings (1975–1981).|
|00||Moore, JohnnyJohnny Moore||San Antonio Spurs||G||1980–1988; 1989–1990|
|6||Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson||San Antonio Spurs||G||1990–1993, 1994–2001|
|12||Bowen, BruceBruce Bowen||San Antonio Spurs||F||2001–2009|
|13||Silas, JamesJames Silas||San Antonio Spurs||G||1972–1981||In his rookie season (1972–1973), the team was known as the Dallas Chaparrals.|
|32||Elliott, SeanSean Elliott||San Antonio Spurs||F||1989–1993; 1994–2001|
|44||Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin||San Antonio Spurs||G||1974–1985|
|50||Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson||San Antonio Spurs||C||1989–2003|
|1||Williams, GusGus Williams||Seattle SuperSonics||G||1977–1984|
|10||McMillan, NateNate McMillan||Seattle SuperSonics||G||1986–1998||Played for the Seattle SuperSonics and served as their head coach (2000–2005).|
|19||Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens||Seattle SuperSonics||G||1968–1972||Played for the Seattle SuperSonics and served as their head coach (1969–1972; 1977–1985).|
|24||Haywood, SpencerSpencer Haywood||Seattle SuperSonics||F||1971–1975|
|32||Brown, FredFred Brown||Seattle SuperSonics||G||1971–1984|
|43||Sikma, JackJack Sikma||Seattle SuperSonics||C||1977–1986|
|Microphone||Blackburn, BobBob Blackburn||Seattle SuperSonics||—||1967–1992||Announcer for the Seattle SuperSonics.|
|1||Layden, FrankFrank Layden||Utah Jazz||—||1981–1988||As head coach; also served as team president (1988–1998).|||
|4||Dantley, AdrianAdrian Dantley||Utah Jazz||F||1979–1986|||
|7||Maravich, PetePete Maravich||Utah Jazz||G||1974–1979||The team was in New Orleans from 1974–1979. He also played 17 games of the 1979–80 season after the team moved to Salt Lake City.|||
|9||Miller, LarryLarry Miller||Utah Jazz||—||1985–2009||As owner.|||
|12||Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton||Utah Jazz||G||1984–2003|||
|14||Hornacek, JeffJeff Hornacek||Utah Jazz||G||1994–2000|||
|32||Malone, KarlKarl Malone||Utah Jazz||F||1985–2003|||
|35||Griffith, DarrellDarrell Griffith||Utah Jazz||G||1980–1991|||
|53||Eaton, MarkMark Eaton||Utah Jazz||C||1982–1993|||
|1,223||Sloan, JerryJerry Sloan||Utah Jazz||—||1988–2011||As head coach; the number represents his 1223 victories coaching the Jazz.|||
|Microphone||Hundley, RodRod Hundley||Utah Jazz||—||1974–2009||As broadcaster.|||
|10||Monroe, EarlEarl Monroe||Washington Wizards||G||1967–1971||The team was then known as the Baltimore Bullets.|
|11||Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes||Washington Wizards||F||1972–1981||When he joined the team, it was known as the Baltimore Bullets. After one season, the team moved to Landover, Maryland, adopting the name of Capital Bullets for the 1973–74 season before being known as the Washington Bullets.|
|25||Johnson, GusGus Johnson||Washington Wizards||F||1963–1972||The team was then known as the Baltimore Bullets.|
|41||Unseld, WesWes Unseld||Washington Wizards||C||1968–1981||When he started his career with the team, it was known as the Baltimore Bullets. In 1973, the team moved to Landover, Maryland, adopting the name of Capital Bullets for the 1973–74 season before being known as the Washington Bullets. Also served as head coach (1987–1994); the team did not adopt the Wizards nickname until the 1997–98 season.|
The Lakers have also honored their most notable players during the stint of the franchise in Minneapolis. Although their numbers are displayed on the banners, only the #22 and #34 are officially retired, since they were retired for Elgin Baylor and Shaquille O'Neal respectively.
|Number||Name||Team||Position||Years with franchise||Note||Refs|
|17||Pollard, JimJim Pollard||Los Angeles Lakers||F||1948–1955||Also served as head coach (1960); the team was in Minneapolis throughout his tenure in both roles.|
|19||Mikkelsen, VernVern Mikkelsen||Los Angeles Lakers||F||1949–1959||Team was then in Minneapolis.|
|22||Martin, SlaterSlater Martin||Los Angeles Lakers||G||1949–1956||Team was then in Minneapolis.|
|34||Lovellette, ClydeClyde Lovellette||Los Angeles Lakers||F/C||1953–1957||Team was then in Minneapolis.|
|99||Mikan, George ||Los Angeles Lakers||C||1948–1954; 1955–1956||Also served as head coach (1957–1958); the team was in Minneapolis throughout his tenure in both roles.|
|—||Kundla, JohnJohn Kundla||Los Angeles Lakers||—||1948–1959||As head coach (1948–1957, 1958–1959); the team was in Minneapolis.|
- 1 Loscutoff asked that his number (#18) not be retired to allow future Celtics to wear his number. His number is represented by "LOSCY." His number 18 was later retired in honor of Cowens.
- 2 Jackson and Krause do not have actual numbers retired in their honor
- 3 Dawson does not have an actual number retired in his honor; rather, a banner with his initials is hanging from the rafters to pay tribute to his 27 years of service to the team.
- 4 Numbers hang to the rafters as Honored Minneapolis Lakers. These six Hall-of-Famers were instrumental to the franchise's success during its days in Minneapolis. Except for 22, which was retired for Baylor, and 34, which was retired for O'Neal, these "honored numbers" are still available.
- 5 The Miami Heat has also honored Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino with #13, although it is still available to wear.
- 6 Although #33 is retired, Grant Hill received permission from Adams to wear it during his time with the Suns.
- 7 The Seattle SuperSonics historical background was carried over to the Oklahoma City Thunder, although its colors, uniforms and logos remain for use by a future NBA team in Seattle and that the team's history will also be shared.
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