Pistons to Retire Rip Hamilton’s Jersey
The Detroit Pistons announced they will hang Richard "Rip" Hamilton's number in the rafters in February. He joins former teammates Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace who had their jersey's retired in early 2016.
Hamilton wore #32 during his nine-year stint with the Pistons and was a key contributor during Detroit's 2004 championship run.
He started his NBA career in Washington after being drafted 7th overall in 1999 then was traded to the Pistons in 2002. Hamilton averaged 18.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists, leading the team in scoring in eight of his nine seasons.
Hamilton finished the last two years of his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls.