RETIRED NUMBERS

The Philadelphia 76ers have officially retired the jersey numbers of ten of the greatest players in franchise history, and also honored the microphone of legendary public address announcer Dave Zinkoff. You can see banners for each of these 76ers greats hanging from the rafters of The Center in South Philly as a monument to their outstanding contributions to the team.

#2 Moses Malone

Seasons with 76ers: 1982-86, 1993-94

Jersey Retired: February 8, 2019

"Chairman of the Boards"

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After spending time in the ABA, and NBA stints in Buffalo and Houston, Moses Malone signed with the Philadelphia 76ers as a restricted free agent in the summer of 1982, after the team had fallen to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals. Malone's impact was immediate, as he averaged 24.5 points and 15.3 rebounds per game and was awarded his second consecutive league MVP. The 76ers would go on to run away with the NBA championship, sweeping the same Lakers team that had defeated them the year prior. Malone averaged 26.0 points and 15.8 boards for the series, outrebounding Abdul-Jabbar 72-30 for the series.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2001)
  • NBA Champion (1983)
  • NBA Finals MVP (1983)
  • 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1979, 1982, 1983)
  • 12× NBA All-Star (1978–1989)
  • 4× All-NBA First Team (1979, 1982, 1983, 1985)
  • 4× All-NBA Second Team (1980, 1981, 1984, 1987)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (1983)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1979)
  • 6× NBA rebounding leader (1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)
  • Named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)
  • ABA All-Star (1975)
  • ABA All-Rookie Team (1975)
  • Named to the ABA All-Time Team (1997

#4 Dolph Schayes

Seasons with Syracuse Nationals: 1949-63 (Player); Seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers: 1963-64 (Player); 1963-66 (Head Coach)

Jersey Retired: March 12, 2016

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In his time with the 76ers and their predecessor, the Syracuse Nationals, Dolph Schayes was one of the league's premier scorers and rebounders. Over the course of his 16-year playing career, he led his team to the postseason 15 times. While he was considered to be tall for his era, he was widely known across the league for his high-arcing permiter jumpshot, and his high accuracy and ability to penetrate to the basket made him incredibly difficult to defend. He was a key contributor to the franchise's 1955 NBA title, and remains the record-holder for most consecutive games played (706), as he didn't miss a contest from February 17, 1952 to December 26, 1961.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1973)
  • NBA champion (1955)
  • 12× NBA All-Star (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962)
  • 6× All-NBA First Team (1952–1955, 1957, 1958)
  • NBA rebounding leader (1951)
  • Named to the NBA 25th Anniversary Team (1971)
  • Named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)
  • NBL Rookie of the Year (1949)

#3 Allen Iverson

Seasons with Sixers: 1996-2006, 2009-10

Jersey Retired: March 1, 2014

"The Answer"

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Selected as the first overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, Allen Iverson, the superstar from Georgetown University, was as highly touted as any prospect in NBA history. After two stellar NCAA seasons, the 76ers rookie delivered immediately, winning NBA Rookie of the Year in 1997 and eventually becoming one of basketball's most prolific scorers. The highlight of Iverson's 76ers career came in 2001, when "The Answer" would claim both the league's scoring and steals titles, as well as Most Valuable Player honors while leading the team to an Eastern Conference Championship. He would go on to play six more seasons in Philadelphia before stints with the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies. He returned to the 76ers in the 2009-2010 season and his jersey was retired to the rafters of The Center in 2014.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2001)
  • 11x NBA All-Star (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • 2x NBA All-Star Game MVP (2001, 2005)
  • 3x All-NBA First Team (1999, 2001, 2005)
  • 3x All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2002, 2003)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2006)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1997)
  • 4x NBA Scoring Champion (1999, 2001, 2002, 2005)
  • 3x NBA Steals Leader (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2016)
  • Olympic Bronze Medal, USA Basketball (2004)

#34 Charles Barkley

Seasons with Sixers: 1984-92

Jersey Retired: March 30, 2001

"Sir Charles"

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Despite measuring a shade under 6-foot-5, Sir Charles established himself as a force under the basket in two gold medal-winning Olympics and 16 NBA seasons. Barkley averaged 22.1 points and 11.7 rebounds per game in 16 NBA seasons and appeared in nine All-Star Games, capturing MVP honors in 1991 after scoring 17 points and 22 rebounds. Selected by Philadelphia with the fifth overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, Barkley averaged 23.3 points and 11.6 rebounds in eight seasons with the 76ers. He also played four seasons with Phoenix (1992-96) and spent the final three seasons of his career in Houston (1996-99).

Career Highlights and Awards

  • NBA Most Valuable Player (1993)
  • 11× NBA All-Star (1987–1997
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1991)
  • 5× All-NBA First Team (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993)
  • 5× All-NBA Second Team (1986, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1995)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1996)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • NBA Rebounding Leader (1988)
  • NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)

#10 Maurice Cheeks

Seasons with Sixers: 1978-89 (Player); 1994-01 (Assistant Coach); 2005-09 (Head Coach)

Jersey Retired: Feb. 6, 1995

"Mo"

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Mo Cheeks, the consummate point guard, played 15 seasons in the NBA, 11 in Philadelphia, after being selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 1978 NBA Draft. He is the 76ers all-time leader in both steals and assists. In each of his 11 seasons in Philadelphia, Cheeks led the 76ers in assists and each of his first 10 seasons he also led the team in steals. Four times as a member of the 76ers he played in the NBA All-Star Game and was instrumental in the 76ers 1983 NBA championship. Additionally, Cheeks shares single-game records for most steals in an NBA Finals game and a NBA playoff game. During his stellar NBA career, Cheeks tallied 12,195 points, 7,392 assists and 2,310 steals.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • NBA champion (1983)
  • 4× NBA All-Star (1983, 1986, 1987, 1988)
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1987)

#13 Wilt Chamberlain

Seasons with Sixers: 1964-68

Jersey Retired: March 18, 1991

"The Big Dipper"

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A Philadelphia native, Wilt Chamberlain was one of the most dominant players the NBA has ever seen. He finished his 14-year career with a 30.1 scoring average and a 22.9 rebound average. The four-time league MVP is the only player to score 100 points in a single game and holds the NBA record for most games with 50 or more points, a feat he accomplished an astounding 118 times. On a league-record nine occasions “The Big Dipper led the league in field goal percentage and seven seasons he was the league's top scorer. He ranks as the 76ers all-time leader in both scoring average and field goal percentage. Chamberlain totaled 31,419 points and 23,924 rebounds during his NBA career and was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game 13 times. Chamberlain helped the 76ers claim the NBA championship in 1967 and guided the Los Angeles Lakers to a NBA crown in 1972.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • 2× NBA champion (1967, 1972)
  • NBA Finals MVP (1972)
  • 4× NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968)
  • 13× NBA All-Star (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)
  • 7× All-NBA First Team (1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968)
  • 3× All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1965, 1972)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972, 1973)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1960)
  • 7× NBA scoring champion (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966)
  • 11× NBA rebounding champion (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973)
  • NBA assist leader (1968)
  • Named to the NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1980)
  • Named to the NBA 50th Anniversary Team (1996)
  • Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1979)

#6 Julius Erving

Seasons with Sixers: 1976-87

Jersey Retired: April 18, 1988

"Dr. J"

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One of the most popular athletes in Philadelphia sports history, Julius Erving played 11 seasons as a member of the 76ers after being acquired from the New York Nets in 1976.  Dr. J was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game in each of his 11 seasons in the league and is the only 76ers player to be chosen MVP of the All-Star Game on two occasions (1977, 1983). Erving was a member of the 76ers 1983 championship team and is the franchise's all-time leader in blocked shots. Prior to his entry into the NBA, Erving played five seasons in the ABA where he was named the league's MVP twice (1974, 1976) and the co-MVP in 1975. He guided the New York Nets to a pair of ABA titles and appeared in the ABA All-Star Game in each of his five seasons.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • NBA Champion (1983)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (1981)
  • 11x NBA All-Star (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)
  • 2x NBA All-Star MVP (1977, 1983)
  • 5x All-NBA First Team (1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
  • 2x All-NBA Second Team (1977, 1984)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1983)
  • 2x ABA Champion (1974, 1976)
  • 2x ABA Playoffs MVP (1974, 1976)
  • 3x ABA Most Valuable Player (1974, 1975, 1976)
  • 5x ABA All-Star (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976)
  • 4x All-ABA First Team (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976)
  • All-ABA Second Team (1972)
  • ABA All-Defensive First Team (1976)
  • ABA All-Rookie First Team (1972)
  • 3x ABA Scoring Champion (1973, 1974, 1976)
  • ABA Slam Dunk Champion (1976)
  • Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1993)
  • Named to the NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team (1980)
  • Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)
  • Named to the ABA All-Time Team (1997)

#24 Bobby Jones

Seasons with Sixers: 1978-86

Jersey Retired: Nov. 7, 1986

"The Secretary of Defense"

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One of the greatest defenders in NBA history, Bobby Jones played eight of his 10 NBA seasons for the 76ers. He was named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team eight consecutive seasons from 1977-84 and was a second team selection in 1985. In 1983, he captured the NBA Sixth Man Award and helped lead the 76ers to the NBA championship. A first round draft choice (15th overall) of the Houston Rockets in the 1974 NBA Draft, Jones began his professional career as a member of the ABA's Denver Nuggets. He was a member of the ABA All-Rookie team in 1985, an ABA All-Star in 1976 and a member of the ABA's All-Defensive Team in both 1975 and 1976. With the 76ers, he totaled 6,585 points and 2,942 rebounds.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • NBA Champion (1983)
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1983)
  • 4x NBA All-Star (1977, 1978, 1981, 1982)
  • 8x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1985)
  • ABA All-Star (1976)
  • All-ABA Second Team (1976)
  • 2x ABA All-Defensive First Team (1975, 1976)
  • ABA All-Rookie First Team (1975)
  • Olympic Silver Medal, USA Basketball (1972)

David Zinkoff

Seasons with Sixers: 1963-1985

Microphone Retired: March 25, 1986

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The only non-player to be recognized with a banner in the rafters of the Wachovia Center, Dave Zinkoff was the 76ers legendary public address announcer from their inception in 1963 until his passing on Christmas Day in 1985. Zinkoff also served as the public address announcer for the Philadelphia Warriors from 1946 through 1962 and at numerous college basketball games at Convention Hall. He also served in the same capacity for boxing and wrestling at Convention Hall and for the first-ever Sugar Bowl. In addition to having his microphone retired, Zinkoff Boulevard was dedicated on June 19, 1986.


#32 Billy Cunningham

Seasons with Franchise: 1965-72, 1974-76 (Player); 1977-85 (Head Coach)

Jersey Retired: Dec. 17, 1976

"The Kangaroo Kid"

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Billy Cunningham, the 76ers first round draft choice in the 1965 NBA Draft (7th overall), played nine seasons for the 76ers and served as their head coach for eight years. The 1966 NBA Rookie of the Year scored 13,626 points during his career with the 76ers and made four consecutive All-Star Game appearances. Cunningham also played two seasons for the Carolina Cougars of the ABA and was the league's MVP and a first-team ABA All-Star in 1973. He compiled a 454-196 record as the 76ers head coach and guided the team to three division titles. Cunningham is the only member of the organization to capture an NBA championship as both a player (1967) and as a head coach (1983).

Career Highlights and Awards

  • NBA All-Rookie Team (1965)
  • NBA Champion (1967)
  • 4x NBA All-Star (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972)
  • 3x All-NBA First Team (1969, 1970, 1971)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1972)
  • ABA MVP (1973)
  • ABA All-Star (1973)
  • All-ABA First Team (1973)
  • Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1986)
  • Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)
  • Winningest Coach in Philadelphia 76ers History (454-196; 69.85%)

#15 Hal Greer

Seasons with Franchise: 1958-63 (Syracuse Nationals); 1963-73 (Philadelphia 76ers)

Jersey Retired: Nov. 19, 1976

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Hal Greer was the first player to have his number retired by the 76ers organization. Greer, who represented the 76ers in the NBA All-Star Game for 10-straight years (1961-70), is the only 76ers player to wear number 15. He was selected by the Syracuse Nationals in the second round (14th overall) of the 1958 NBA Draft. He played five seasons for Syracuse before the franchise moved to Philadelphia in 1963. Greer totaled 21,586 points during his 15-year career and helped lead the 76ers to the 1967 NBA championship. He currently ranks as the 76ers all-time leader in points scored, minutes played, field goals made, field goals attempted, games played and personal fouls.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • NBA Champion (1967)
  • 10x NBA All-Star (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1968)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969)
  • Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1982)
  • Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)
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