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OKC Thunder to retire Nick Collison’s No. 4

/ 12:01 PM January 13, 2019
Nick Collison OKC Thunder

FILE – In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, addresses the crowd with teammate Nick Collison, right, before an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City. Collison announced Thursday, May 10, 2018, that is retiring after 15 years with the Thunder. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder will retire Nick Collison’s No. 4 in March.

The team made the announcement in a news release on Saturday.

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The ceremony will take place when the Thunder hosts the Toronto Raptors on March 20. The crowd favorite’s number will be the first the franchise retires since moving from Seattle to Oklahoma City before the 2008-09 season.

Collison announced his retirement last May after spending all 15 years of his career with the Thunder franchise, which was the Seattle SuperSonics when he was drafted 12th overall in 2003. He appeared in 910 regular season games with 177 starts and posted career averages of 5.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 20.4 minutes per game.

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Collison joins Russell Westbrook as the only players to spend the first 10 years of the Thunder era all with the team.

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