Pacers to retire Reggie Miller's No. 31
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.
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