FILE PHOTO – Oklahoma Town Thunder’s Nick Collison (entrance) demanding situations Fenerbahce Ulker’s Luka Zoric right through their NBA World Video games basketball sport at Ulker Sports activities Enviornment in Istanbul October five, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
The Oklahoma Town Thunder introduced Saturday that they are going to retire the selection of Nick Collison on March 20, the primary quantity ever to be retired by way of the membership.
Collison retired after the 2017-18 season, having spent all 15 of his professional seasons with the Thunder franchise, together with 4 taking part in seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics ahead of the franchise moved to Oklahoma Town for the 2008-09 season.
He retired as one among Oklahoma Town’s leaders in video games performed (2d, 602), assists (fourth, 638), blocks (fourth, 258), rebounds (5th, 2,561), steals (6th, 296) and issues (6th, 2,846).
“I’m overjoyed that Nick Collison would be the first Thunder participant to have their quantity retired in Oklahoma Town,” stated Thunder Chairman Clayton Bennett. “He has cemented himself as a part of the material of this group and our group by way of environment an instance of dedication, exhausting paintings and authenticity.”
Collison gave the impression in 910 common season video games and posted profession averages of five.nine issues, five.2 rebounds and 1.zero help in 20.four mins according to sport for the Thunder.
The SuperSonics decided on Collison No. 12 total out of Kansas within the 2003 NBA Draft.
—Box Degree Media