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    Post Comments from Mike Roth re: Hanging jersey numbers in the rafters

    From Jim Meehan: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...h-carolinas-h/

    “Rian Oliver, our head of compliance, met with their compliance folks. We’ve talked about retiring jerseys and we saw how they do those things.”

    North Carolina displays eight retired jerseys high in light-blue-colored rafters inside the Smith Center.

    Roughly 40 more players numbers are recognized (not retired) in three rows below the retired jerseys.

    “Their retired jerseys are national players of the year,” Roth said. “The rest of the numbers are at least two-time All-Americans. There are levels like that. In the NBA, you can wear No. 16 of No. 18. In college basketball, you can’t do that, so you have to be careful with how many numbers you retire.

    “We’ll talk about it and figure it out, whether it’s WCC player of the year or multiple time All-WCC. Hopefully, in the near future, you’ll see something from us.”

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    As I have stated on several occasions in here,
    I would like to see AMMO up there.
    The two presently hanging didn't achieve NCAA player of the year .
    Let's get it up while he is alive, not wait 60 more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagsGoZags View Post
    As I have stated on several occasions in here,
    I would like to see AMMO up there.
    The two presently hanging didn't achieve NCAA player of the year .
    Let's get it up while he is alive, not wait 60 more years.
    Totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagsGoZags View Post
    As I have stated on several occasions in here,
    I would like to see AMMO up there.
    The two presently hanging didn't achieve NCAA player of the year .
    Let's get it up while he is alive, not wait 60 more years.
    I'm sure he will be. I'd like to see Ronny and Pzremyslaw too.

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    Remember, there are only 36 total jerseys that can ever be retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    Remember, there are only 36 total jerseys that can ever be retired.

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    Is that what they were talking about it when they were comparing it to NBA jerseys in the article? I didn't quite follow. Are there not 101 numbers available? How does that work?

    eta: Ne'r mind. I googled it.

    eta: Also, even if we could only retire one jersey it should be Ronny Turiaf's. He's the most Zagginest Zag who ever Zagged.
    Last edited by Grand Valley Zag; 12-16-2018 at 12:08 PM. Reason: eta

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    I like the North Carolina model. Retire very few but honor more. I’d love to see a few jerseys honored by hanging in the Mac without having to officially retire them.
    The next two jerseys to be considered for retirement are Ammo and Vandersloot.

    I believe the Boston Celtics have retired so many jerseys they have duplicate numbers retired.

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    17 for Loscy and Hondo, the GREATEST EVER.


    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    I like the North Carolina model. Retire very few but honor more. I’d love to see a few jerseys honored by hanging in the Mac without having to officially retire them.
    The next two jerseys to be considered for retirement are Ammo and Vandersloot.

    I believe the Boston Celtics have retired so many jerseys they have duplicate numbers retired.

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    As Gonzaga's only college player of the year, Adam Morrison seems like the best candidate to have his men's basketball jersey number retired. First team All-Americans who were also academic All-Americans would seem to me to be automatics for the honor of having their jerseys hung in the rafters of the Kennel: Dan Dickau, Kelly Olynyk, Nigel Williams-Goss. From the women's side, I'd definitely favor Courtney Vandersloot for recognition. From way back, maybe Jerry Vermillion's No. 36? Who else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    17 for Loscy and Hondo, the GREATEST EVER.
    I always thought of Bird as the greatest Celtic ever.
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    No number above 59 can be worn, so that officials can signal which player a foul is called on with just two hands. This leaves 0, 00, and 1 thru 59, for a total of 61. Zero is signed by a closed fist. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelinZag View Post
    No number above 59 can be worn, so that officials can signal which player a foul is called on with just two hands. This leaves 0, 00, and 1 thru 59, for a total of 61. Zero is signed by a closed fist. Hope this helps.
    Isn’t it 55? That would make it a base 6 equation making Kitz’ number more accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    Isn’t it 55? That would make it a base 6 equation making Kitz’ number more accurate.
    The article I read said that the digits 6-9 cannot be used. That would make it 37 including 00

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    Remember, there are only 36 total jerseys that can ever be retired.

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    Yes and no. They can retire the number as many times as they decide. They can only retire Turiaf, or Ammo or Sloot's jersey once.

    Unless they decide to retire the number.
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    Great narrative, Maynard. Thanks for sharing


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