Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is March 18th, and on this day:
'88- The Golden State Warriors retired Rick Barry’s uniform #24, joining the numbers of only three other former Warriors: Al Attles, Tom Meschery, and Nate Thurmond.

'91- The Philadelphia 76ers retired Wilt Chamberlain’s # 13 jersey, only the fifth jersey ever retired by the Sixers, along with those of Billy Cunningham, Hal Greer, Bobby Jones and Julius Erving. Chamberlain ultimately had his jersey retired by the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors, becoming the first NBA player to have his number retired by three teams.

'96- Chicago’s Michael Jordan scores 38 points and becomes the 10th NBA player to reach 24,000 career points, as the visiting Bulls defeat Philadelphia 98-94.

'98- Clyde Drexler announced that he will retire following the conclusion of the 1997-98 season after agreeing to become the men's head basketball coach at the University of Houston.

'01- Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers became the first NBA player to convert 2,000 three-point field goals when he sank a trey in the third quarter of Indiana’s 101-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings. The three-point field goal was introduced into the NBA for the 1979-80 season.

'01- Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz coached his 1,000th game as head coach of the Jazz, becoming only the sixth coach in NBA history to coach 1,000 games with the same team. Sloan joined Hall of Famers Red Auerbach and Red Holzman as well as Gene Shue, John MacLeod and Al Attles.
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