BOISE, Idaho, april 3, 2009 - The Idaho Stampede announce today they will retire #32 in honor of Randy Livingston’s record breaking career with the Stampede. The retirement ceremony will take place on Friday, April 10 as the Stampede host the Bakersfield Jam.
“I am thrilled Randy is the first ever Stampede player to have his jersey retired,” said Stampede Majority Investor Bill Ilett. “Randy Livingston stands for everything that is right and professional about the Idaho Stampede franchise. This is an honor for me and for our fans.”
Following a five-year career with the Stampede, Livingston announced his retirement after helping lead the team to winning the 2008 NBA Development League Championship. The popular guard is the Stampede leader in season high assists (488 in 05-06 season), game high assists (23 on 3/10/2006), all-time assist leader (1517), all-time games played (163), and all-time total points (2428). Livingston was a member of the 2003-04 CBA All-League Second Team and the 2006-07 All D-League First Team. He was also named the NBA Development League’s Most Valuable Player for the 2006-07 season.
"Randy has been an invaluable asset to the Stampede both on and off the floor,” said Head Coach Bryan Gates. “Nobody has done it better with our team. He’s one of the truly great players to play not only in this league, but of all time. There is no one more deserving of this honor.”
Livingston’s retired jersey banner will hang near the Idaho Stampede’s 2008 Championship banner in Qwest Arena.
In addition to the ceremony, the first 500 fans through the doors will receive a special Randy Livingston Jersey Koozie compliments of Budweiser.
Tickets for the event are selling out fast. Fans can reserve their seats by calling the Stampede office at 388-4667 or ordering online at idahostampede.com.