The Dallas Mavericks will retire Derek Harper’s No. 12 jersey on January 7 when the team plays the New York Knicks at the American Airlines Center.
Harper will join Brad Davis (No. 15) and Rolando Blackman (No. 22) as the only Mavs to have their jerseys hung in the rafters.
“Like every Mavs fan around the world, we are proud of Derek and everything he has done and continues to do for Mavs fans,” owner Mark Cuban said in a statement. “His contributions can’t be overestimated. We are excited that he will join Ro and Brad in the rafters as we retire number 12 forever.”
Harper played 12 of his 16 NBA seasons with the Mavs, averaging 14.4 points, 5.7 assists in 872 games with the team. Harper also played three seasons with the Knicks.
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In the Mavericks 38-season history, he ranks fourth in points (12,597), first in assists (5,111), fourth in field goals (4,899), first in steals (1,551), third in games played (872) and third in minutes (27,985).
Cuban, former Mavs head coach Dick Motta and several other Dallas greats will speak on Harper’s behalf during the ceremony.