List of National Basketball Association retired jersey numbers

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Lakers retired jerseys hanging inside the Staples Center.

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, four teams (Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors) do not have any retired numbers.

List[edit]

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame
No. Name Team Pos. Years with franchise Note Refs
9 Bob Pettit Atlanta Hawks F 1954–1965 Did not play for franchise in Atlanta. Played in Milwaukee during rookie season of 1954–55, then remainder of career in St. Louis. [1]
21 Dominique Wilkins Atlanta Hawks F 1982–1994 Currently team vice president and television color analyst. [1]
23 Lou Hudson Atlanta Hawks F 1966–1977 The team was in St. Louis in his first two seasons (1966–1968). [1]
44 Pete Maravich Atlanta Hawks G 1970–1974
55 Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks C 1996–2001
59 Kasim Reed Atlanta Hawks 2010–2018 As mayor of Atlanta. Number represents his status as the 59th mayor of the city.
Ted 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. [2]
00 Robert Parish Boston Celtics C 1980–1994 [3]
1 Walter A. Brown Boston Celtics 1946–1964 As team founder–owner. [3]
2 Red Auerbach Boston Celtics 1950–2006 As head coach (19501966) and executive (1950–2006). [3]
3 Dennis Johnson Boston Celtics G 1983–1990 Served as assistant coach from 1993–1997. [3]
6 Bill Russell Boston Celtics C 1956–1969 Also served as head coach (19661969). [3]
10 Jo Jo White Boston Celtics G 1969–1979 [3]
14 Bob Cousy Boston Celtics G 1950–1963 Later served as team ambassador and color analyst. [3]
15 Tom Heinsohn Boston Celtics F 1956–1965 Also served as head coach (19691978); as broadcaster (1980–present). [3]
16 Satch Sanders Boston Celtics F 1960–1973 Also served as head coach (1978). [3]
17 John Havlicek Boston Celtics F 1962–1978 [3]
18 Dave Cowens Boston Celtics C 1970–1980 Also served as head coach (1978–1979). [3]
19 Don Nelson Boston Celtics F 1965–1976 [3]
21 Bill Sharman Boston Celtics G 1951–1961 [3]
22 Ed Macauley Boston Celtics C 1950–1956 [3]
23 Frank Ramsey Boston Celtics F 1954–1964 Did not play in the 1955–56 season due to military service. [3]
24 Sam Jones Boston Celtics G 1957–1969 [3]
25 K. C. Jones Boston Celtics G 1958–1967 Also served as head coach (19831988). [3]
31 Cedric Maxwell Boston Celtics F 1977–1985 Also served as broadcaster (2001–present); briefly wore No. 30 in 1977–78. [3]
32 Kevin McHale Boston Celtics F 1980–1993 [3]
33 Larry Bird Boston Celtics F 1979–1992 [3]
34 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics F 1998–2013
35 Reggie Lewis Boston Celtics G 1987–1993 Died of a heart attack while still playing for the team; number retired posthumously. [3]
LOSCY[1] Jim Loscutoff Boston Celtics F 1955–1964 Wore No. 18 but decided to keep it active; number ultimately retired for Dave Cowens. [3]
Exquisite-microphone.png Johnny Most Boston Celtics 1953–1990 As broadcaster. [3]
3 Dražen Petrović Brooklyn Nets G 1991–1993 Died in a car crash while playing for the team; with the team when it was known as the New Jersey Nets.[4] His jersey was retired posthumously. [5]
5 Jason Kidd Brooklyn Nets G 2001–2008 The team was then the New Jersey Nets.
Also served as head coach (2013–2014).
[5]
23 John 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. [5]
25 Bill Melchionni Brooklyn Nets G 1969–1976 The team was then on Long Island as the New York Nets. [5]
32 Julius Erving Brooklyn Nets F 1973–1976 The team was then on Long Island as the New York Nets. [5]
52 Buck Williams Brooklyn Nets F 1981–1989 The team was then the New Jersey Nets. [5]
13 Bobby 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 Jerry Sloan Chicago Bulls G 1966–1976 Also served as head coach (19791982). [6]
10 Bob Love Chicago Bulls F 1968–1976 [6]
23 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls G 1984–1993
1995–1998
Briefly wore No. 45 in 1995 & 12 for one game in 1990 (due to his jersey stolen). [7]
33 Scottie Pippen Chicago Bulls F 1987–1998
2003–2004
[7]
Phil Jackson[2] Chicago Bulls 1989–1998 As head coach (19891998). [8]
Jerry Krause[2] Chicago Bulls 1985–2003 As general manager (1985–2003). [8]
7 Bingo Smith Cleveland Cavaliers F 1970–1979 [9]
11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers C 1997–2010 Did not play in 1999–2000 season due to injury. [9]
22 Larry Nance Cleveland Cavaliers F 1988–1994 Briefly wore No. 6 in 1988.
Number unretired for his son Larry Nance Jr. since 2018.
[9]
25 Mark Price Cleveland Cavaliers G 1986–1995 [9]
34 Austin Carr Cleveland Cavaliers G 1971–1980 [9]
42 Nate Thurmond Cleveland Cavaliers C 1975–1977 [9]
43 Brad Daugherty Cleveland Cavaliers C 1986–1994 [9]
Exquisite-microphone.png Joe Tait Cleveland Cavaliers 1970–1981
1983–2011
As broadcaster. [9]
12 Derek Harper Dallas Mavericks G 1983–1994
1996–1997
15 Brad Davis Dallas Mavericks G 1980–1992 [10]
22 Rolando Blackman Dallas Mavericks G 1981–1992 [10]
2 Alex English Denver Nuggets F 1980–1990 [11]
12 Fat Lever Denver Nuggets G 1984–1990
33 David Thompson Denver Nuggets F 1975–1982 [11]
40 Byron Beck Denver Nuggets C 1967–1977 [11]
44 Dan Issel Denver Nuggets C 1975–1985 Worked a variety roles in the Nuggets organization after retirement, including broadcaster (1988–1992), head coach (1992–1995, 1999–2001), and president/general manager (1998–1999) [11]
55 Dikembe Mutombo Denver Nuggets C 1991–1996 [12]
432 Doug Moe Denver Nuggets 1980–1990 As head coach; the number represents his 432 victories coaching the Nuggets. [11]
1 Chauncey Billups Detroit Pistons G 2002–2008
2013–2014
Number worn by Reggie Jackson at the time of the announcement, and is allowed to keep the number.
2 Chuck Daly Detroit Pistons 1983–1992 As head coach; the number represents the two NBA championship teams he coached. [13]
3 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons C 2000–2006
2009–2012
Number worn by Stanley Johnson at the time of the announcement; switched to No. 7 before the 2016–17 season out of respect to Wallace.
Also wore No. 6 from 20092012.
4 Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons G 1985–1999 Also served as team president (2000–2014). [13]
10 Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons F 1986–1993 Greg Monroe wore the number at the time of the announcement, and was allowed to wear it until his departure in 2015. [13][14]
11 Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons G 1981–1994 Wore No. 42 for one playoff game in 1985 (due to his jersey stolen). [13]
15 Vinnie Johnson Detroit Pistons G 1981–1991 [13]
16 Bob Lanier Detroit Pistons C 1970–1980 [13]
21 Dave Bing Detroit Pistons G 1966–1975 Served as the mayor of Detroit (2009–2013) [13]
32 Richard Hamilton Detroit Pistons G/F 2002–2011
40 Bill Laimbeer Detroit Pistons C 1982–1993 [13]
William Davidson Detroit Pistons 1974–2009 As team owner. [13]
Jack McCloskey Detroit Pistons 1979–1992 As general manager. [13]
13 Wilt Chamberlain Golden State Warriors C 1959–1965 Team was in Philadelphia 1959–1962 and in San Francisco 1962–1965. Only player to have the same number retired by three different teams (Golden State, L.A. Lakers and Philadelphia) [15]
14 Tom Meschery Golden State Warriors F 1961–1967 Team was in Philadelphia 1961–1962 and San Francisco 1962–1967. [15]
16 Al Attles Golden State Warriors G 1960–1971 Also served as head coach (1969–1983). [15]
17 Chris Mullin Golden State Warriors SG/SF 1985–1997
2000–2001
Also served as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations (2004–2009). [15]
24 Rick Barry Golden State Warriors F 1965–1967
1972–1978
[15]
42 Nate Thurmond Golden State Warriors C 1963–1974 Team bore the San Francisco name 1963–1971 before adopting the Golden State name starting with the 1971–72 season. [15]
11 Yao Ming Houston Rockets C 2002–2011
22 Clyde Drexler Houston Rockets G 1995–1998 Also served as broadcaster (2005–present). [16]
23 Calvin Murphy Houston Rockets G 1970–1983 Also served as broadcaster (1985–2004). [16]
24 Moses Malone Houston Rockets C 1976–1982 Wore No. 21 during the 1976–1977 season. [16]
34 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets C 1984–2001 [16]
45 Rudy Tomjanovich Houston Rockets F 1970–1981 Also served as head coach (1991–2003). [16]
CD Carroll Dawson[3] Houston Rockets 1980–2007 As assistant coach (1980–1995) and general manager (1995–2007). [17]
30 George McGinnis Indiana Pacers F 1971–1975
1980–1982
31 Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers G 1987–2005
34 Mel Daniels Indiana Pacers C 1967–1974
35 Roger Brown Indiana Pacers F 1967–1974
529 Bobby Leonard Indiana Pacers 1968–1980 As head coach; the number represents his 529 victories coaching the Pacers.
8 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers G 1996–2006 Only player to have two numbers retired by the same team.
13 Wilt Chamberlain Los Angeles Lakers C 1968–1973 Only player to have the same number retired by three different teams (Golden State, L.A. Lakers and Philadelphia)
22 Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers F 1958–1971 The team was in Minneapolis in his first two seasons (1958–1960).
24 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers G 2006–2016 Only player to have two numbers retired by the same team.
25 Gail Goodrich Los Angeles Lakers G 1965–1968
1970–1976
Wore No. 11 from 1965–1968.
32 Earvin "Magic" Johnson Los Angeles Lakers G 1979–1991
1996
Also served as head coach in 1994, and as President of Basketball Operations since 2017.
33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers C 1975–1989
34 Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers C 1996–2004 [18]
42 James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers F 1982–1994
44 Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers G 1960–1974 Also served as head coach (1976–1979) and general manager (1981–2002).
52 Jamaal Wilkes Los Angeles Lakers F 1977–1985
Exquisite-microphone.png Chick Hearn Los Angeles Lakers 1961–2002 As broadcaster.
9 Tony Allen Memphis Grizzlies G/F 2010–2017 To be retired at a date yet to be announced. [19]
50 Zach Randolph Memphis Grizzlies F/C 2010–2017 To be retired at a date yet to be announced. [20]
1 Chris Bosh Miami Heat F/C 2010-2016 To be retired at a date yet to be announced.
10 Tim Hardaway Miami Heat G 1996–2001 [21]
13 Dan Marino Miami Heat QB Never played professional basketball, but left a large impact on Miami during his NFL Hall of Fame career with the Dolphins.
Still available in circulation (number currently worn by Bam Adebayo).
[22]
23 Michael Jordan Miami Heat G Never played for the franchise; number retired for "contributions to basketball". [23][24]
32 Shaquille O'Neal Miami Heat C 2004–2008 [25]
33 Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat C 1995–2002
2005–2008
[26]
1 Oscar Robertson Milwaukee Bucks G 1970–1974 [27]
2 Junior Bridgeman Milwaukee Bucks F 1975–1984
1986–1987
[28]
4 Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks G 1979–1989 [29]
10 Bob Dandridge Milwaukee Bucks F 1969–1977
1981
14 Jon McGlocklin Milwaukee Bucks G 1968–1976 Also served as broadcaster (1985–present). [30]
16 Bob Lanier Milwaukee Bucks C 1980–1984 [31]
32 Brian Winters Milwaukee Bucks G 1975–1983 [32]
33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks C 1969–1975 Served under the name of Lew Alcindor for two seasons before becoming Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. [33]
2 Malik Sealy Minnesota Timberwolves F 1997–2000 Died in a car crash while playing for the team.[34] His jersey was retired posthumously.
Flip Flip Saunders Minnesota Timberwolves 1995–2005
2014–2015
As Head Coach.
7 Pete 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) 1974–1979 in NBA and for LSU Tigers 1967–1970 in NCAA.
10 Walt Frazier New York Knicks G 1967–1977 Also served as a broadcaster.
12 Dick Barnett New York Knicks G 1965–1973
15 Earl Monroe New York Knicks G 1971–1980 Wore No. 33 for a few games in the 1971–1972 season.
15 Dick McGuire New York Knicks G 1949–1957 Also served as head coach (1965–1968) and scouting director.
19 Willis Reed New York Knicks C 1964–1974 Also served as head coach (1977–1978).
22 Dave DeBusschere New York Knicks F 1968–1974
24 Bill Bradley New York Knicks F 1967–1977
33 Patrick Ewing New York Knicks C 1985–2000
613 Red Holzman New York Knicks 1967–1977
1978–1982
As head coach; the number represents his 613 victories coaching the Knicks.
6 Sixth man Orlando Magic
3 Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers G 1996–2006
2009–2010
4 Dolph Schayes Philadelphia 76ers F/C 1949–1964 Team was known as the Syracuse Nationals (1948–1963).
Also served as player-coach (1963–66).
Number retired posthumously.
Nerlens Noel wore the number at the time of the announcement, and was allowed to wear it until his departure in 2017.
Wore No. 55 for part of the 1949–1950 season.
[35]
6 Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers F 1976–1987
10 Maurice Cheeks Philadelphia 76ers G 1978–1989 Also served as head coach (2005–2008).
13 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers C 1965–1968 Only player to have the same number retired by three different teams (Golden State, L.A. Lakers and Philadelphia)
15 Hal Greer Philadelphia 76ers G 1958–1973 During his first five seasons (1958–1963), the team was known as the Syracuse Nationals.
24 Bobby Jones Philadelphia 76ers F 1978–1986
32 Billy 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 Charles Barkley Philadelphia 76ers F 1984–1992 Also wore #32 during the 1991–92 season (see Billy Cunningham).
Exquisite-microphone.png Dave Zinkoff Philadelphia 76ers 1963–1981
1983–1985
As P.A. announcer.
5 Dick Van Arsdale Phoenix Suns G 1968–1977 Also served as head coach (1987).
6 Walter Davis Phoenix Suns G 1977–1988
7 Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns G 1987–1998
2000
Retired in 1998, but came back before the end of the 1999–2000 season before retiring again; Served as mayor of Sacramento (2008-2016).
9 Dan Majerle Phoenix Suns F 1988–1995
2001–2002
Formerly an assistant head coach for the Phoenix Suns (20082013).
13 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns G 1996–1998
2004–2012
24 Tom Chambers Phoenix Suns F 1988–1993 Currently an announcer for Suns games.
33[5] Alvan Adams Phoenix Suns C 1975–1988 Number unretired for Grant Hill from 20072013.
34 Charles Barkley Phoenix Suns F 1992–1996
42 Connie Hawkins Phoenix Suns F 1968–1974
44 Paul Westphal Phoenix Suns G 1975–1980
1983–1984
Also served as head coach (1992–1996).
Jerry Colangelo Phoenix Suns 1968–2005 As owner, executive, and head coach (1970; 1972–73).
Cotton Fitzsimmons Phoenix Suns 1970–1972
1988–1992
1996
As head coach; inducted in the Suns' Ring of Honor posthumously.
John MacLeod Phoenix Suns 1973–1987 As head coach. Also served as assistant head coach in the 1999–2000 NBA season.
Joe Proski Phoenix Suns 1968–2000 As athletic trainer.
Exquisite-microphone.png Al McCoy Phoenix Suns 1972–present As broadcaster
1 Larry Weinberg Portland Trail Blazers 1970–1988 As team founder and owner; number still available (currently worn by Evan Turner).
13 Dave Twardzik Portland Trail Blazers G 1976–1981
14 Lionel Hollins Portland Trail Blazers G 1975–1981
15 Larry Steele Portland Trail Blazers G 1971–1981
20 Maurice Lucas Portland Trail Blazers F 1976–1981
1987–1988
22 Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers G 1983–1995
30 Terry Porter Portland Trail Blazers G 1985–1995
30 Bob Gross Portland Trail Blazers F 1975–1982
32 Bill Walton Portland Trail Blazers C 1974–1978
36 Lloyd Neal Portland Trail Blazers C 1972–1979
45 Geoff Petrie Portland Trail Blazers G 1970–1976
77 Jack Ramsay Portland Trail Blazers 1976–1986 As head coach; the number represents the 1977 NBA Championship he won while coaching the Blazers.
Exquisite-microphone.png Bill Schonely Portland Trail Blazers 1970–1998 As Broadcaster
1 Nate 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 briefly wore No. 10 from 1970–74.
2 Mitch Richmond Sacramento Kings G 1991–1998
4 Chris Webber Sacramento Kings F 1998–2005
6 Sixth man Sacramento Kings
11 Bob Davies Sacramento Kings G 1948–1955 The team was then known as the Rochester Royals.
12 Maurice Stokes Sacramento Kings F 1955–1958 The team was known as the Rochester Royals 1955–1957 and moved to Cincinnati starting with the 1957–58 season in which his career was ended by a crippling head injury.
14 Oscar Robertson Sacramento Kings G 1960–1970 The team was then known as the Cincinnati Royals.
16 Peja Stojakovic Sacramento Kings F 1999–2006
21 Vlade Divac Sacramento Kings C 1999–2004 Currently the team's vice president and general manager of basketball operations (2015–present)
27 Jack Twyman Sacramento Kings F 1955–1966 The team was known as the Rochester Royals 1955–1957 and then as the Cincinnati Royals for the remainder of his career.
44 Sam 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 Johnny Moore San Antonio Spurs G 1980–1988
1989–1990
6 Avery Johnson San Antonio Spurs G 1991
1992–1993
1994–2001
12 Bruce Bowen San Antonio Spurs F 2001–2009 Bowen has un-retired the number so it can be worn by LaMarcus Aldridge. [36]
13 James Silas San Antonio Spurs G 1973–1981
21 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs F/C 1997–2016
32 Sean Elliott San Antonio Spurs F 1989–1993
1994–2001
Currently serves as a Spurs' TV color analyst (2004–present)
44 George Gervin San Antonio Spurs G 1974–1985
50 David Robinson San Antonio Spurs C 1989–2003
1[6] Gus Williams Seattle SuperSonics G 1976–1985
10[6] Nate McMillan Seattle SuperSonics G 1985–1998 Played for the Seattle SuperSonics and served as their head coach (2000–2005).
19[6] Lenny Wilkens Seattle SuperSonics G 1968–1972 Played for the Seattle SuperSonics and served as their head coach (1969–1972; 1977–1985), and as a broadcaster (2006–2008).
24[6] Spencer Haywood Seattle SuperSonics F 1971–1975
32[6] Fred Brown Seattle SuperSonics G 1971–1984
43[6] Jack Sikma Seattle SuperSonics C 1977–1986
Exquisite-microphone.png[6] Bob Blackburn Seattle SuperSonics 1967–1992 Announcer for the Seattle SuperSonics.
1 Frank Layden Utah Jazz 1981–1988 As head coach; also served as team president (1988–1998). [37]
4 Adrian Dantley Utah Jazz F 1979–1986 [37][38]
7 Pete Maravich Utah Jazz G 1974–1979 The team was in New Orleans 1974–1979.
He also played 17 games of the 1979–80 season after the team moved to Salt Lake City.
Wore No. 44 in the 1974–75 season.
[37]
9 Larry Miller Utah Jazz 1985–2009 As owner. [37][39]
12 John Stockton Utah Jazz G 1984–2003 [37][40]
14 Jeff Hornacek Utah Jazz G 1994–2000 [37]
32 Karl Malone Utah Jazz F 1985–2003 [37][41]
35 Darrell Griffith Utah Jazz G 1980–1991 [37]
53 Mark Eaton Utah Jazz C 1982–1993 [37]
1,223 Jerry Sloan Utah Jazz 1988–2011 As head coach; the number represents his 1223 victories coaching the Jazz. [37]
Exquisite-microphone.png Rod Hundley Utah Jazz 1974–2009 As broadcaster. [37]
10 Earl Monroe Washington Wizards G 1967–1971 The team was then known as the Baltimore Bullets.
Wore No. 33 during the 1967–68 season.
11 Elvin 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 Gus Johnson Washington Wizards F 1963–1972 The team was then known as the Baltimore Bullets.
41 Wes 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), as well as three stints in the team's front office (vice president, 1981–1987; general manager, 1996–1999, 2003); the team did not adopt the Wizards nickname until the 1997–98 season.
45 Phil Chenier Washington Wizards G 1971–1979 When he joined the team, it was known as the Baltimore Bullets. After two seasons, 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 broadcaster (1984–2017).

Honored numbers[edit]

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 No. 22 and No. 34 are officially retired, since they were retired for Elgin Baylor and Shaquille O'Neal respectively.[42]

No. Name Team Pos. Years with franchise Note Refs
17 Jim Pollard[4] Los Angeles Lakers F 1948–1955 Also served as head coach (1960); the team was in Minneapolis throughout his tenure in both roles.
19 Vern Mikkelsen[4] Los Angeles Lakers F 1949–1959 Team was then in Minneapolis.
22 Slater Martin[4] Los Angeles Lakers G 1949–1956 Team was then in Minneapolis.
34 Clyde Lovellette[4] Los Angeles Lakers F/C 1953–1957 Team was then in Minneapolis.
99 George Mikan[4] 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.
John Kundla[4] Los Angeles Lakers 1948–1959 As head coach (1948–1957, 1958–1959); the team was in Minneapolis.

Notes[edit]

  • 1 Loscutoff asked that his number (No. 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.[3]
  • 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.[17]
  • 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 Although No. 33 is retired, Grant Hill received permission from Adams to wear it during his time with the Suns.
  • 6 As a result of the Seattle SuperSonics relocation to Oklahoma City in 2008, the SuperSonics' history (including retired numbers) is shared with the Oklahoma City Thunder, although the team colors, uniforms and logos remain available for use by a future NBA team in Seattle.

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  41. ^ "Jazz Retired Malone's No. 32". ksl.com/Associated Press. 23 Mar 2006. Retrieved 28 Aug 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  42. ^ "Lakers retired numbers"

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