Retired Numbers

The 76ers Have officially retired the uniform numbers of seven of their greatest players and the microphone of legendary public address announcer Dave Zinkoff. Banners for each of the eight hang prominently from the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center as a monument to their outstanding contributions to the Sixers.

#34 Charles Barkley
Jersey Retired: March 30, 2001
Seasons with Franchise: 8 (1984-92)

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).

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Most Valuable Player (1991)...IBM Award, for all-around contributions to team’s success (1986, 1987, 1988)...All-NBA first team (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993)...All-NBA second team (1986, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1995)...All-NBA third team (1996)...NBA All-Rookie Team (1995)...NBA All-Star selection (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)...NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (1991)...NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996).

#10 Maurice Cheeks
Jersey Retired: Feb. 6, 1995
Seasons with Franchise: 18 - Player, 11 (1978-89); Assistant Coach, 7 (1994-01)

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 Sixers all-time leader in both steals and assists. In each of his 11 seasons in Philadelphia, Cheeks led the Sixers 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 Sixers 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. He served as an assistant coach with the Sixers for seven seasons (1994-01).

HIGHLIGHTS: Member of the 1983 NBA Championship team...NBA All-Defensive first team (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986)...NBA All-Defensive second team (1987)...NBA All-Star selection (1983, 1986, 1987, 1988).

#13 Wilt Chamberlain
Jersey Retired: March 18, 1991

Seasons with Franchise: 4 (1964-68)

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 Sixers 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 Sixers claim the NBA championship in 1967 and guided the Los Angeles Lakers to a NBA crown in 1972.

A Tribute to Wilt Chamberlain



HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968)...NBA Rookie of the Year (1960)...All-NBA first team (1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968)...All-NBA second team (1963, 1965, 1972)...NBA All-Defensive first team (1972, 1973)...elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1978)...NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team (1980)...NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)...member of the NBA Championship team (1967, 1972)...NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (1972)...NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (1960).

#6 Julius Erving
Jersey Retired: April 18, 1988
Seasons with Franchise: 11 (1976-87)

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 Sixers 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.

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Most Valuable Player (1981)...All-NBA first team (1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)...All-NBA second team (1977, 1984)...J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1983)...elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (1993)...NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team...One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)...member of NBA Championship team (1983)...All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (1977, 1983).

#24 Bobby Jones
Jersey Retired: Nov. 7, 1986
Seasons with Franchise: 8 (1978-86)

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 Sixers 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.

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Sixth Man Award (1983)...NBA All-Defensive first team (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)...NBA All-Defensive second team (1985)...member of NBA Championship team (1983)...member of silver-medal winning U.S. Olympic team (1972)...NBA All-Star Game (1977, 1978, 1981, 1982).

David Zinkoff
Microphone Retired: March 25, 1986
Seasons with Franchise: 22 (1963-1985)

The only non-player to be recognized with a banner in the rafters of the Wachovia Center, Dave Zinkoff was the Sixers 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
Jersey Retired: Dec. 17, 1976
Seasons with Franchise: 17 - Player, 9 (1965-72, 1974-76); Head Coach, 8 (1977-85)

Billy Cunningham, the 76ers first round draft choice in the 1965 NBA Draft (7th overall), played nine seasons for the Sixers 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 Sixers 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).

HIGHLIGHTS: All-NBA first team (1969, 1970, 1971)...All-NBA second team (1972)...NBA All-Rookie Team (1965)...elected to Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (1986)...One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)...member of NBA Championship team (1967)...winningest coach (454-196) in franchise history.

#15 Hal Greer
Jersey Retired: Nov, 19, 1976
Seasons with Franchise: 14 - Nationals, 5 (1958-63); 76ers, 9 (1963-73)

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 Sixers 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 Sixers 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.

HIGHLIGHTS: All-NBA second team (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969) ...elected to Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (1982)...One of the 50 Greastest Players in NBA History (1996)...member of NBA Championship team (1967)...NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (1968).


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