Retired Niner Jersey Numbers

i was reading through the niners media guide the other day and saw that the last time we retired a number was back in 2000 and was wondering who might be in consideration for the next niner retired number. i was thinking maybe jobby thomas but what process does the school do to retire numbers or is it up to judy rose??? just a thought

hasn’t been a niner deserving enough in recent history. at least imo

Off the top of my head, you have to be way up in there in career scoring, all conference multiple times, conference player of the year, being the captain of a Final Four team helps.

Jobey had a nice career, but Curtis Withers and Eddie would be ahead of him to get it retired. I’m with Anborn, they don’t deserve it. We might have jumped the gun on Byron Dinkins and maybe Jarvis, in hindsight. I’ve met both guys out and about, really cool down to earth dudes. You have to be really special to have it retired, IMHO.

[QUOTE=Mike Niner Hunt;289340]Off the top of my head, you have to be way up in there in career scoring, all conference multiple times, conference player of the year, being the captain of a Final Four team helps.

Jobey had a nice career, but Curtis Withers and Eddie would be ahead of him to get it retired. I’m with Anborn, they don’t deserve it. We might have jumped the gun on Byron Dinkins and maybe Jarvis, in hindsight. I’ve met both guys out and about, really cool down to earth dudes. You have to be really special to have it retired, IMHO.[/QUOTE]

Byron deserves it 100% for putting us back on the map. Jarvis was a beast before injuries slowed him. His freshmen year was unbelievable. Had Rod stayed around he would have been retired.

Someone in another thread was talking about UNC-CH’s system of “honoring” jerseys. They have a zillion jerseys in the rafters, but only 5 or 6 are retired.

Here’s something like what I would like to see:

Retired: Watkins, Maxwell, Williams, Hayward
Honored: Dinkins, Lang, DeMarco, Withers, Thomas, Basden, Galen, Guevara, Massey, King, Kinch

There are specific requirements, but from my memory of these threads in the past it was mentioned for consideration that the player had to be named “All-American” on some publication’s team (AP, USAToday, etc.). Heyward, of course, is the ultimate exception. None of the players mentioned above were named that. I’m sure there are other requirements too, but I have not seen them in print.

Someone in another thread was talking about UNC-CH's system of "honoring" jerseys. They have a zillion jerseys in the rafters, but only 5 or 6 are retired.

Here’s something like what I would like to see:

Retired: Watkins, Maxwell, Williams, Hayward
Honored: Dinkins, Lang, DeMarco, Withers, Thomas, Basden, Galen, Guevara, Massey, King, Kinch

I think some (if not all but Hayward) have been “retired” but really “honored” since guys are still allowed to wear the numbers that were “retired” Except for 42, of course.

Correct me if I’m wrong on this, but that’s what I thought it was…we were calling it retiring the number but it was more like honoring.

[QUOTE=spartyniner;289390]I think some (if not all but Hayward) have been “retired” but really “honored” since guys are still allowed to wear the numbers that were “retired” Except for 42, of course.

Correct me if I’m wrong on this, but that’s what I thought it was…we were calling it retiring the number but it was more like honoring.[/QUOTE]
I don’t know… I don’t think anyone since I’ve started school (2001) has worn 4, 23, 32, 33, 34, or 45.

[QUOTE=spartyniner;289390]I think some (if not all but Hayward) have been “retired” but really “honored” since guys are still allowed to wear the numbers that were “retired” Except for 42, of course.

Correct me if I’m wrong on this, but that’s what I thought it was…we were calling it retiring the number but it was more like honoring.[/QUOTE]

DeMarco, to my knowledge, is the only one that got to wear any of the numbers on the wall after they were retired. He only got to because Dink’s was not yet retired when he arrived at Charlotte, so they let him keep wearing it until he finished. Low and behold, he was deserving also. HP and others could verify if any of the other numbers were worn before they were retired (i.e. between the time the players finished and their number was retired).

I’ve said it before, I don’t think any school should “retire” numbers. Eventually, you will run out of numbers if you have enough worthy players. There are only 42 numbers that you can put on jerseys. We already have 6 that are retired, and we are a relatively young program. That being said, Charles Heyward would be my one exception and I would argue with anybody that thought otherwise about that.

X beat me to it. What he said.

[QUOTE=X-49er;289399]I’ve said it before, I don’t think any school should “retire” numbers. Eventually, you will run out of numbers if you have enough worthy players. There are only 42 numbers that you can put on jerseys. We already have 6 that are retired, and we are a relatively young program. That being said, Charles Heyward would be my one exception and I would argue with anybody that thought otherwise about that.[/QUOTE]
How do the Celtics manage to put numbers on their jerseys? I guess it helps that in the NBA, you’re not limited to numbers that end in 1-5.

There’s actually only 32 numbers you can put on a jersey in high school and college, so we have even fewer available.

[QUOTE=X-49er;289354]There are specific requirements, but from my memory of these threads in the past it was mentioned for consideration that the player had to be named “All-American” on some publication’s team (AP, USAToday, etc.). Heyward, of course, is the ultimate exception. None of the players mentioned above were named that. I’m sure there are other requirements too, but I have not seen them in print.[/QUOTE]

Cedric Maxwell was named UPI 3rd team All-American in 1977. Joining him on the 3rd team were Larry Bird (Indiana State), Kenny Carr (NC State), Rod Griffin (Wake Forest), and Freeman Williams (Portland State).

There's actually only 32 numbers you can put on a jersey in high school and college, so we have even fewer available.

Aren’t there 36?

[QUOTE=UNCCTF;289411]How do the Celtics manage to put numbers on their jerseys? I guess it helps that in the NBA, you’re not limited to numbers that end in 1-5.

There’s actually only 32 numbers you can put on a jersey in high school and college, so we have even fewer available.[/QUOTE]

In the NBA you are not limited to 0-5. In college your are. There are 42 numbers:

00,[B][COLOR=DarkGreen]01,02,03,04,05[/COLOR][/B]
0,1,2,3,4,5
10,11,12,13,14,15
20,21,22,23,24,25
30,31,32,33,34,35
40,41,42,43,44,45
50,51,52,53,54,55

I have never seen the numbers in bold green used, but they are legal numbers.

[QUOTE=run49er;289419]Cedric Maxwell was named UPI 3rd team All-American in 1977. Joining him on the 3rd team were Larry Bird (Indiana State), Kenny Carr (NC State), Rod Griffin (Wake Forest), and Freeman Williams (Portland State).[/QUOTE]

I meant the players that were “up for consideration” in this thread. The ones already on the wall should have met that requirement except for Heyward, and I thought they all did. Sorry for the confusion.

In the NBA you are not limited to 0-5. In college your are. There are 42 numbers:

00,[B][COLOR=darkgreen]01,02,03,04,05[/COLOR][/B]
0,1,2,3,4,5
10,11,12,13,14,15
20,21,22,23,24,25
30,31,32,33,34,35
40,41,42,43,44,45
50,51,52,53,54,55

I have never seen the numbers in bold green used, but they are legal numbers.

Ok, so ‘00’ is different from ‘0’ and so on? I wasn’t sure.

[QUOTE=kevinharbin;289420]Aren’t there 36?[/QUOTE]

37 if you count 0 and double 0.

nm, X has pointed out a few more.

[QUOTE=X-49er;289422]In the NBA you are not limited to 0-5. In college your are. There are 42 numbers:

00,[B][COLOR=DarkGreen]01,02,03,04,05[/COLOR][/B]
0,1,2,3,4,5
10,11,12,13,14,15
20,21,22,23,24,25
30,31,32,33,34,35
40,41,42,43,44,45
50,51,52,53,54,55

I have never seen the numbers in bold green used, but they are legal numbers.[/QUOTE]
When I was counting the numbers up I somehow forgot 10,20,30,40,50. I suck.

According to [URL]http://www.usabasketball.com/rules/rules.html[/URL] 01, 02 etc aren’t allowed.

00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 52, 52, 53, 54, 55

[QUOTE=kevinharbin;289426]According to [URL]http://www.usabasketball.com/rules/rules.html[/URL] 01, 02 etc aren’t allowed.

00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 52, 52, 53, 54, 55[/QUOTE]
So I win!

[QUOTE=ChevEE;289424]37 if you count 0 and double 0.[/QUOTE]

So I win!

Unless they are wrong too. They state that half time in NCAA is “15 mihe nutes”