25 Years of HEAT Featuring Sherman Douglas

"The General” Sherman Douglas to be First Former Player Honored During HEAT Game
MIAMI – On Thursday, November 29, 2012, the franchise will pay homage to its 25-year history by launching “25 Years of HEAT”—a special retrospective welcoming back HEAT fan favorites who will share their memories with HEAT fans by participating in various pre-game, in-game and on-court activities. HEAT point guard Sherman Douglas, known as “The General” during his HEAT playing days, will be the first player featured during the San Antonio Spurs game. Activities will include:

  • A pre-game appearance on Sun Sports’ HEAT Live show.
  • Interviews on English and Spanish HEAT pre-game radio broadcasts.
  • An in-arena halftime interview at center court.
  • Special guest commentator duties during the Sun Sports television broadcast.
  • A pre-game meet and greet opportunity exclusively for HEAT Season Ticket Holders.
  • As a rookie in 1989-90, he appeared in 81 games (66 starts) and averaged 14.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.79 steals and 30.5 minutes and was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team. Douglas was the only second-round pick to be named to either of the NBA’s All-Rookie Teams that season. Known to many as “The General,” he was perhaps best remembered for his incredible alley-oop passes and the excitement he brought to the early HEAT teams. In just his second season, Sherman led the HEAT in scoring, posting career highs in both points (18.5) and assists (8.5). For his efforts, he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Though his HEAT career spanned just a little over two seasons, Douglas still ranks among the HEAT all-time leaders in several categories including: assists (4th/1,262), most assists in a single season (3rd for his 1990-91 season/624 and 4th for his 1989-90 season/619), most assists in a game (2nd for 17 assists @ ATL on Feb. 26, 1990 and tied for 3rd with 16 assists @ ORL on Feb. 2, 1991), steals in a single season (5th/145 for his 1989-90 season) and holds the franchise record for the most consecutive games with at least one steal with 27 (Jan. 7, 1990-Mar. 5, 1990). On December 27th, 1990, en route to a career-high 42-point performance, Sherman scored 31 points in the first half vs. Denver, a HEAT record that he shares with Dwyane Wade to this day. After a little more than two seasons in Miami, Sherman would go on to play for five other franchises in a career that spanned 12 years.

    Douglas will be available for media interviews on November 29 at 7:10 p.m. in the Media Interview Room.

    Additional “25 Years of HEAT” dates will be announced in the coming weeks.