Pistons to retire Rodman's No. 10
FOX Sports Detroit
Feb. 11, 2011
The Worm will have his day in Detroit.
The Pistons on Friday announced that they will retire Dennis Rodman's No. 10 during a halftime ceremony on April 1.
Rodman, a second-round draft pick for the Pistons out of Southeastern Oklahoma State in 1986, was a member of the "Bad Boys," who won back-to-back titles in '89 and '90. A fierce-rebounding small forward, he was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice.
"I'm pleased that we are honoring Dennis for his accomplishments as a player and his contributions to the success of the organization," said Joe Dumars, Pistons president of basketball operations and Rodman's former teammate. "His jersey retirement is well deserved."
Rodman, who got his Worm moniker from his mother for his wiggling while playing pinball, averaged 8.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 549 games as a member of the Pistons, who traded him to the Spurs in October 1993.
"Individual accomplishments have never been a big deal for me as a
player, but to be honored for my contributions in this way by the
Detroit Pistons organization is truly humbling," Rodman said in a
statement issued through his manager, Steven Simon of Prince Marketing
Group. "This organization gave me a chance to blossom regardless of my
size or what school I came from.
"My only regret is that the
man that believed in me more than I did myself, Chuck Daly, is no longer
with us. I'm sure he