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Pacers to retire Reggie Miller's No. 31

11/3/2005 - NBA Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers will retire Reggie Miller's No. 31 in March.

Miller played his entire NBA career with Indiana and retired
after last season as the Pacers' leader in points, assists and
steals. He also was a five-time All-Star and set NBA records for
3-point goals made and attempted.

"This is a truly deserving honor for Reggie," Pacers CEO
Donnie Walsh said Thursday. "On and off the court, what he gave to
this franchise, this city and this state for 18 years puts him
among the elite athletes to have played professional sports. Number
31 in the rafters adds another legacy to the great tradition of
Indiana basketball."

A ceremony for Miller will be held on March 30 when the Pacers
host the Phoenix Suns.

He will become the fourth Indiana player to have his jersey
number retired, following George McGinnis (30), Mel Daniels (34)
and Roger Brown (35). The Pacers also retired 529 to mark the
number of games won by former coach Bob Leonard.