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Golden State Warriors to Retire Chris Mullin's No. 17 Jersey

SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 12: Chris Mullin speaks during the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall on August 12, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIFebruary 22, 2012

The recently inaugurated Hall of Famer, Chris Mullin, is finally being honored by his former team. The Golden State Warriors have decided to retire his No. 17 jersey.

Mullin topped the 20 points per game plateau on six different occasions with the Warriors. He shot greater than 50% from the floor in each of those seasons.

Mullin was with the Warriors from 1985 to 1997 before playing with Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers for three seasons. In 2000, Mullin returned to the Warriors for one last season before calling it quits.

He was inducted into the Professional Basketball Hall of Fame in August of 2011. Just three months later, he was inducted to the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mullin has most recently taken over as an NBA analyst for ESPN.

He also spent time in the Warriors' front office from 2004 to 2009.

As for when the ceremony is planned to take place, the Golden State Warriors official website reports that it is not too far away. In fact, it's less than a month away:

The Golden State Warriors will retire Chris Mullin’s jersey, #17, in a special ceremony on March 19, 2012, when the Warriors play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena.

Many old-school fans are certain to be on hand to celebrate the career of one of their all-time greats.

Hopefully, the new-school fans can honor him with a victory over Kevin Love and the Timberwolves...

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