Tennessee Basketball Retired Jerseys
Two-time first-team All-American ... Earned consensus first-team All-American honors in 1983 ... 1983 Playboy Preseason All-American selection ... Three-time (1981, 1982, 1983) first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection ... Two-time (1982 and 1983) Southeastern Conference Player of the Year ... In a poll of the SEC's coaches in 1989 by the Clarion Ledger/Jackson Daily News, was named to the SEC Team of the 1980s ... An honorable mention pick on the 25-Year All-SEC Team chosen by the Lakeland Ledger in 1986 ... Selected to the SEC All-Freshman team in 1980 ... Sports Illustrated National Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 30, 1982 ... Led the SEC in field-goal percentage in 1982 by making 65.4 percent of his shots ... Set Tennessee record (has since been broken) for single-season scoring with 724 points in 1982-83 ... Led Tennessee to a 20-10 overall record and the 1981-82 Southeastern Conference championship ... Finished his career ranking third on Tennessee's career scoring lists with 2,065 career points ... Finished his collegiate career holding Tennessee field-goal percentage records for both single-season (65.4 percent in 1981-82) and career (59.5 percent) ... The ninth overall selection in the 1983 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks ... Played 19 seasons in the NBA for nine different teams ... Arguably the best 3-point shooter in NBA history, he led the league with a .464 3-point shooting percentage in 1997-98 ... Earned third-team All-NBA honors in 1988-89, when he averaged a career-best 27.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game ... Won the NBA Long Distance Shootout during the 1989 All-Star Weekend in Houston ... Scored 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting in the 1989 NBA All-Star Game ... Earned the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 1986-87 when he averaged 24.9 points per game for Seattle ... Named an SEC Legend in 2004 ... His No. 14 jersey was retired by Tennessee during a pregame ceremony March 1, 2014.
Two-time second-team All-American selection ... Finished his career as Tennessee's all-time leading scorer with 2,801 career points ... Ranked 13th in NCAA history in scoring at the conclusion of his career ... His 346 career 3-pointers led the SEC and ranked sixth all-time in the NCAA at the conclusion of his career ... Led the SEC in scoring with 22.3 points in 1993 ... Became only the fourth SEC player in SEC history to score 2,000 points in three seasons ... Joined Ernie Grunfeld as UT's only players to be four-time first-team All-SEC selections ... Named MVP of the 1991 SEC Tournament ... Selected to the ESPN Silver Anniversary All-SEC Team in 2004 ... A member of the United State's gold-medal-winning team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... First-round draft pick (11th selection overall) of the Detroit Pistons in 1993 ... As a member of the New York Knicks in 2000 and 2001, he was named to the NBA All-Star team ... Named an SEC Legend in 2007 ... Had his No. 20 retired by Tennessee during a halftime ceremony on March 6, 2011 ... Was named general manager of the New York Knicks' NBDL affiliate team, the Erie BayHawks, in the summer of 2011. Currently serves as the assistant general manager of the New York Knicks as well as general manager of the Knicks' NBDL affiliate team, the Westchester Knicks.
One of the most decorated basketball players in the nation during the 1970s, he was a two-time first team All-America selection ... Joined Bernard King to form the duo "Ernie and Bernie" that dominated the Southeastern Conference during the 1970s ... Along with King, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated on Feb. 9, 1976 ... Earned SEC Player of the Year honors as a senior in 1977 ... Four-time (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977) first team All-Southeastern Conference selection ... A second team selection on the 25-Year All-SEC Team by the Lakeland Ledger in 1986 ... Led the SEC in scoring with 25.3 points per game in 1976 ... Finished his career as Tennessee's all-time scorer and ranked second in SEC history with 2,249 career points ... The first player in Tennessee history to score more than 2,000 career points ... Career scoring average of 22.3 points per game is second only to King in UT's record books ... Led Tennessee to a 22-6 overall record and the 1976-77 Southeastern Conference championship ... The Vols were 78-29 (.729) during his four years in Knoxville ... Played for the legendary coach Ray Mears at UT ... Scored career high of 43 points against Kentucky during the 1975-76 season ... Became Tennessee's first Olympian when he helped lead the United States to the gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada ... The Romanian-born Grunfeld also represented the United States in the Maccabiah Games in Israel, the PanAm Games in Mexico City and the International Cup in Europe ... Became the 11th overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks ... Enjoyed a nine-year professional career, playing for the Bucks, Kansas City Kings and New York Knicks ... Averaged 7.4 points per game during his 693-game career ... Climbed through the ranks to become the general manager of the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks before taking over as the president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards in 2003.
Tennessee's only men's basketball representative in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (inducted 2013) ... Considered one the of best players in Southeastern Conference history ... Earned first-team All-American in each of his three seasons at Tennessee, including consensus All-America honors following his junior campaign in 1977 ... One of five players selected to the 25-Year All-SEC Team by the Lakeland Ledger in 1986 ... Teamed with frontline mate Ernie Grunfeld to comprise one of the most powerful one-two scoring punches in college basketball ... Became known as the "Ernie and Bernie Show" ... Along with Grunfeld, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated on Feb. 9, 1976 ... Drew standing-room only crowds everywhere they played ... Entered the NBA draft prior to his senior season ... Finished his career ranking second all-time in UT history with 1,962 career points and 1,004 rebounds ... Coached by Ray Mears ... Three-time SEC Player of the Year ... Led the Southeastern Conference with 25.8 points and 14.4 rebounds per game as a junior ... Led the Vols to the 1977 Southeastern Conference championship with a 22-6 overall record and a 16-2 mark in the SEC ... His 25.8 points per game as a junior is second on UT's records list ... Led the Vols to an appearance in the 1976 NCAA Tournament ... Led the Southeastern Conference with 26.4 points per game as a freshman ... Scored 42 points in his first collegiate game ... Set the Tennessee record for highest single-season scoring average at 26.4 ppg in 1974-75 ... Scored 28 points and had 20 rebounds in his SEC debut against Auburn ... Drafted in the first round (seventh overall selection) by the New Jersey Nets in the 1977 NBA Draft ... Played 14 seasons (he missed two full seasons due to injuries) in the NBA with New Jersey, Utah, Golden State, New York Knicks and Washington ... Led the NBA in scoring during the 1985 season when he averaged 32.9 points for the New York Knicks ... Two-time first-team All-NBA selection (1984 and 1985) ... Second-team All-NBA (1982) ... Third-team All-NBA (1991) ... All-Rookie Team (1978) ... Comeback Player of the Year (1981) ... Four-time NBA All Star (1982, 1984, 1985, 1991) ... Finished his career after the 1993 season ... Career scoring average of 22.5 points per game (19,655 points in 874 games) ... Was the first Tennessee basketball player to have his number retired, as his No. 53 was hung from the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters during a halftime ceremony Feb. 13, 2007 ... Named an SEC Legend in 2008 ... Was among seven New York Knicks greats honored during a Legend's Night ceremony at Madison Square Garden on March 23, 2009.