FILE PHOTO – Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder’s Nick Collison (entrance) challenges Fenerbahce Ulker’s Luka Zoric throughout their NBA International Video games basketball sport at Ulker Sports activities Area in Istanbul October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder introduced Saturday that they are going to retire the variety of Nick Collison on March 20, the primary quantity ever to be retired by 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 earlier than the franchise moved to Oklahoma Metropolis for the 2008-09 season.
He retired as one in all Oklahoma Metropolis’s leaders in video games performed (second, 602), assists (fourth, 638), blocks (fourth, 258), rebounds (fifth, 2,561), steals (sixth, 296) and factors (sixth, 2,846).
“I’m thrilled that Nick Collison would be the first Thunder participant to have their quantity retired in Oklahoma Metropolis,” stated Thunder Chairman Clayton Bennett. “He has cemented himself as a part of the material of this neighborhood and our group by setting an instance of dedication, onerous work and authenticity.”
Collison appeared in 910 common season video games and posted profession averages of 5.9 factors, 5.2 rebounds and 1.zero help in 20.four minutes per sport for the Thunder.
The SuperSonics chosen Collison No. 12 total out of Kansas within the 2003 NBA Draft.
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