How he is getting his jersey retired completely boggles me, did they not see him play for us, well that's because he was on the bench or the IR the whole time, but he doesn't deserve to have his number retired.
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The Sacramento Bee: Peja Stojakovic was a 19-year old Serbian playing professional basketball in Greece and quickly learned what Sacramento Kings basketball was about when he was drafted in 1996.
"When I got drafted," Stojakovic said Saturday as his team prepared to meet the Chicago Bulls tonight, "this team was all about Mitch. I was looking forward to play with him.
"I realized how great he was. I don't know how many times he was an All-Star, but I know he had a great career and also he won the ring, at the end of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers."
Richmond, whose No. 2 Kings jersey will be retired Dec. 5
And on Dec. 5, Richmond's tireless efforts and prolific accomplishments will be recognized by the Kings. The ceremony on "Mitch Richmond Day" will be conducted during halftime of the nationally televised Kings-Minnesota Timberwolves game.
Richmond said Saturday he had many emotions when Kings president Geoff Petrie called to inform him of the honor.
"I was definitely excited, overjoyed, and, yes, you could say surprised," he said. "Geoff and I had gone through a (contract) situation where we didn't see eye to eye. But I think we both always respected each other. And things happen when you're a player. Since he was there once, I think he understood that."
"I think that was my best memory of being in Sacramento," he said. "Making the playoffs. We had a good record going into the All-Star break, and we were playing well. Then we had a slump (11 straight losses and 16 of 17) to scare everybody. But then we had to win some games, especially one in Denver, and we did."
"He was a great player," Adelman said of Richmond, who retired after the 2001-02 season and now is scouting and doing player development with the Warriors. "He was one of those guys who could hurt you so many ways. He was a great shooter and a smart player who could post you up.
"Early in his career, especially before he had to take over the whole load offensively, I thought he was a very good defender when he had to play certain people, because he had good size and quickness. When he was here, he was the guy, and he was all you talked about because he was such a threat.
"I think having his number retired is well-deserved. They didn't have a lot of good teams here, but he had a heck of a run."