Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor

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The Ring of Honor is an award given to prominent players and employees of the professional basketball team, the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Awardees are selected to recognize the significant role the individual has had for the Suns organization (not specifically their prominence in the NBA).

Recipients[edit]

Awardee Jersey # Position Years with Team Date of Award /
Jersey Retired
Notes
Alvan Adams 33 Center 1975–88 9 November 1988 Played entire career as a Sun, NBA Rookie of the Year, Phoenix's career leader in games played (988), minutes played (27,203), rebounds (6,937) and steals (1,289)
Charles Barkley 34 Forward 1992–96 20 March 2004 One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history; NBA Hall of Famer; gold medalist with the Dream Team at the 1992 Olympics; is a broadcaster for the NBA on TNT
Tom Chambers 24 Forward 1988–93 18 April 1999 Four-time NBA All-Star (three as a Sun); works in Suns community relations; is a broadcaster for Suns games
Jerry Colangelo n/a General manager, coach, owner, executive 1968–2004 4 November 2007 Four-time NBA Executive of the Year, NBA Hall of Famer, youngest general manager in US professional sports
Walter Davis 6 Guard 1977–88 3 April 1994 Gold Medalist at the 1976 Olympics, NBA Rookie of the Year (1978), Phoenix's all-time leading scorer (15,666), six-time NBA All-Star
Cotton Fitzsimmons n/a Coach 1970–72, 1988–92, 1996 18 March 2005 Suns head coach with a 341–208 record, two time NBA Coach of the Year (with Suns, 1988–89 season), Missouri Basketball Hall of Famer, National Junior College Hall of Famer, Missouri Sports Hall of Famer
Connie Hawkins 42 Forward 1969–73 19 November 1976 American Basketball League's MVP (1962), Harlem Globetrotter (1964–66), American Basketball Association champion (1967's Pittsburgh Pipers), NBA Hall of Famer, works in Suns community relations
Kevin Johnson 7 Guard 1988–1998, 2000 7 March 2001 Suns leader in free throws made (3,851) and free throws attempted (4,579); came out of retirement on March 23, 2000 after Suns point guard Jason Kidd was out due to injury; mayor of Sacramento, California (2008— )
John MacLeod n/a Coach 1973–1987 18 April 2012 Suns winningest head coach of all time (579) and longest tenured Suns head coach, a top 20 winningest head coach (707), 6th winningest head coach based on services made for one team, Assistant head coach 1999-2000, Coach of five other Ring of Honor players, 1995 Big East Coach of the Year, Indiana Basketball Hall of Famer
Dan Majerle 9 Forward 1988–95, 2001–02 9 March 2003 Played first seven seasons in Phoenix and concluded his career as a Sun; Suns all-time leader in three-point field goals (800), bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympics. 1994 Gold Medalist USA Men's Basketball World Championship in Toronto, Canada.
Joe Proski n/a Athletic trainer 1968–2000 1 April 2001 Only athletic trainer during the franchise's first 32 seasons, Arizona Sports Personality of the Year (1979), NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year (1988)
Dick Van Arsdale 5 Guard 1968–77 c.1977–78 Scored franchise's first point (October 18, 1968), third highest scorer in club history (12,060), Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Suns
Paul Westphal 44 Guard, coach Player: 1975–80, 1983–84
Head Coach: 1992–96
April 15, 1989 Phoenix's fifth all-time leading scorer (9,564), Phoenix's top scorer each season, assistant coach for the Suns (1988–92), head coach for the Suns (1992–96)

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