Utah Jazz Retired Numbers


Number retired December 9, 1988


Cornerstone of the organization for more than 20 years ... Helped establish the Jazz as an integral part of the Utah community and brought national attention and respect to the franchise ... Named general manager on May 9, 1979, after the team announced plans to move the franchise from New Orleans ... Added the role of head coach to his GM duties on December 10, 1981, and went on to post a 277-294 (.485) won-lost record over six-plus seasons, the second- best coaching mark in franchise history ... Oversaw emergence of the Jazz into league power, leading the Jazz to their first-ever Midwest Division Championship in 1983-84 ... Named 1983-84 NBA Coach and Executive of the Year for his efforts ... His teams earned five consecutive berths in the playoffs (1983-87) ... Coached the Western Conference All-Stars in 1984 and won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award that same season ... Retired from coaching during the 1988-89 season and became team President, a position he held until retiring on December 29, 1999 ... Heavily involved in community programs, he and his wife Barbara lend their support to many worthwhile causes in Utah ... Inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.


Number retired December 14, 1985

Pistol Pete

Nicknamed "Pistol Pete" ... Pioneer showman who worked magic with a basketball ... After averaging 44.2 ppg during his four seasons at Louisiana State University, lived up to billing as offensive machine when he averaged 25.2 ppg in 330 games during five-plus seasons with the Jazz ... Became first player in Jazz history when he was traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the expansion New Orleans Jazz on May 3, 1974 ... .Scored a franchise-record and league-leading 31.1 ppg in 1976-77 and set the Jazz all-time single game scoring record when he recorded 68 points vs. New York on February 25, 1977 ... Ranks fifth in assists (1,844); fifth in free throws made (1,801) and attempted (2,172); and sixth in points scored (8,324) and field goals made (3,268) and attempted (7,507) on the team's all-time career list ... First Jazz player ever voted to All-NBA First Team (1975-76 and 1976-77) ... Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986 and selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History ... Trademarks included shaggy hair and lucky gray, floppy socks ... Suffered torn ligaments in knee on January 31, 1978 ... Died of a heart attack on January 5, 1988 at age 40.


Number retired December 4, 1993

Golden Griff

Nicknamed the "Golden Griff" by Jazz broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley ... Fourth-
leading scorer in franchise history with 12,391 points ... Averaged 16.2 ppg during his 11-year career ... Burst into the NBA in 1980-81 and earned Rookie of the Year honors after averaging a Jazz rookie-record 20.6 ppg ... Selected by Utah in the first round of the 1980 NBA Draft (second pick overall), after leading the University of Louisville to the NCAA Championship and being named 1980 College Player of the Year ... Scored a career-best 22.6 ppg during the 1984-85 season and led the league in three-point field goal percentage at .358 (92-257) ... Connected on 530-for-1,596 (.332) three-pointers during his career and still stands second on the franchise's all-time list for three-point field goals made ... Ranks third in field goals attempted (11,305); third in field goals made (5,237); fourth in games played (765), minutes played (21,403), and steals (931); seventh in free throws made (1,387) and attempted (1,961); and seventh in rebounds (2,519) and assists (1,627) on Jazz's all-time ledger.


Number retired March 1, 1996


One of the most imposing defensive players in league history ... Named NBA
Defensive Player of the Year twice (1984-85, 1988-89) and selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team three times (1984-85, 1985-86, 1988-89) and the Second Team twice (1986-87, 1987-88) ... Played 875 games for Utah (third on the Jazz all-time list) during his 13-year career after being selected by the Jazz in the fourth round of the 1982 NBA Draft ... Led the league in blocks four times (1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88)and set the NBA's all-time record for most blocks in a season (456) and highest per game average (5.56 bpg) in 1984-85 ... Finished career with 3,064 blocks, tops on the Jazz all-time list, and still remains third on the NBA's all-time list, behind Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Owns the NBA's all-time playoff record for most blocks in a game with 10 vs. Houston on April 26, 1985 ... One of 11 players in NBA history drafted in the fourth round or lower to play in an All-Star Game (1989 at Houston) ... Resides in Park City, tah and remains active in the community, hosting various camps and clinics for kids.


Number retired on November 19, 2002


Considered one the top shooting guards in league history, connecting on .496 percent from the field (5,929-11,957), including .403 percent from three-point range (828-2,055) and .877 percent from the free throw line (2,973-3,390) for his career…Perennial league-leader in free throw percentage (second in 1995-96 and 1997-98, third in 1996-97), sixth in 1998-99, seventh in 1991-92 and 1993-94, eighth in 1990-91) and in three-point field goal percentage (second in 1997-98, third in 1990-91 and 1991-92, fifth in 1995-96, seventh in 1998-99)…Ranks eighth in NBA history in free throw percentage…Tied an NBA single-game record for most three-point field goals without a miss, when he shot 8-for-8 from behind the arc vs. Seattle on November 23, 1994…Made 11 consecutive three-pointers without a miss (December 30, 1994 to January 11, 1995), tying for the third best mark in league history…Played in 477 of a possible 487 after joining the Jazz in 1994 and averaged 14.4 points, connecting on .494 percent from the field (.428 percent from three-point range) and .897 percent from the free throw line…Ranks first in free throw percentage and three-point field goal percentage, third in three-point field goals made (439) and attempted (1,025), fourth in assists (1,895), fifth in steals (618), sixth in free throws made (1,499), seventh in field goal percentage (.494 percent) and free throws attempted (1,672), eighth in points scored (6,848), field goals made (2,455) and attempted (4,967) and minutes played (14,730) and 10th in scoring average (14.3) on the Jazz' all-time ledger…Played his first six seasons playing for Phoenix, averaging 13.7 points and 5.4 assists…Overall for his career, averaged 14.5 points, 4.9 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.43 steals in 1,077 NBA games…Scored a career-high 40 points vs. Seattle on November 23, 1994, grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds at Portland on November 2, 1991 and served up a career-high 18 assists twice…Was selected to play in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, where he scored 11 points, with 3 assists in 24 minutes…Won the AT&T Three-point Shootout during All-Star Weekend in New York City in 1998 and successfully defended his title during the 2000 All-Star Weekend played at Golden State…Retired from the NBA following the 1999-2000 season.


Number retired on November 22, 2004

Pistol Pete

Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history and considered by most as the greatest pure point guard in league history… Career averages include 13.1 points, 10.5 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 2.17 steals in 1,504 contests…NBA's all-time leader in assists (15,806) and steals (3,265)…Two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner as a member of the 1992 "Dream Team" in Barcelona and the 1996 United States team in Atlanta…Named to the All-NBA First Team twice (1993-94 and 1994-95), the All-NBA Second Team six times (1987-90, 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1995-96) and the All-NBA Third Team three times (1990-91, 1996-97 and 1998-99)…NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection five times (1988-89, 1990-92, 1994-95 and 1996-97)…Selected to nine NBA All-Star Games (1989-97, 2000) and was named co-MVP along with Karl Malone in the 1993 game played in Salt Lake City… Holds the NBA record for most seasons leading the league in assists (nine, 1987-88 through 1995-96), most consecutive seasons leading the league in assists (nine), most assists in a single season (1,164 in 1990-91) and highest single season assists-per-game averaged (14.5 in 1990-91)…Accounted for seven of the nine seasons of 1,000 assists in league history (Kevin Porter and Isiah Thomas) and posted the top four single-season assist totals…Recorded a career-high 28 assists, the third highest total in league history vs. San Antonio on January 15, 1991, and set the NBA record for most assists by a visiting player with 27 assists at New York on December 12, 1989…Finished fifth in the league in assists (7.7 apg) in 2002-03, the 16th consecutive season he finished in the league's top ten…Became the NBA's all-time leader in steals on February 20, 1996, vs. Boston surpassing Maurice Cheeks…Led the league in steals in 1988-89 (3.21) and 1991-92 (2.98)…Scored his 19,000th career point at the Los Angeles Clippers on November 26, 2002, and finished the season with 19,711 points, the 28th highest total in league history…Played in 1,504 of a possible 1,526 games during his career (.986%) and ranks third in the NBA's all-time list in games played, trailing only Robert Parish (1,611) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,560)…Played in every game in 17 of his 19 seasons, missing four games in 1989-90 (two due a sprained left ankle and two with a viral infection) and 18 games in 1997-98 due to left knee surgery…Played in a career-high 609 consecutive games, eighth-best streak in league history (2/13/90 - 4/20/97) and had played in 442 consecutive games when he announced his retirement…Played all 19 seasons with the Jazz, setting a league record for most seasons with the same franchise (1984-2003) and became the seventh oldest player in league history (41), when he reached that milestone on March 26, 2003…Appeared in the NBA Playoffs in all 19 seasons and played in 182 of the 193 playoffs games in Jazz history… Ranks first in NBA history for most consecutive seasons in the playoffs and for most apparearances…Ranks second in league history in assists (1,839), fourth in steals in (338) and ninth in games played…Shares the NBA's single game playoff record for most assists in a game with 24 (Magic Johnson) vs. Los Angeles on May 17, 1988…Retired from the Jazz on May 1, 2003...A bronze statue of Stockton was placed outside the Delta Center in 2005.

All-Time Coaches
Numerical Roster
Jazz History Index

  • Facebook
  • Twitter