Detroit Pistons to Retire Dennis Rodman’s Jersey

by February 11, 2011

The Pistons will honor The Worm with a jersey retirement ceremony on April 1, 2011 (in a game, ironically, against the Chicago Bulls.) This is well-deserved, and then some: “The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will retire Dennis Rodman’s #10 jersey during a halftime ceremony on April 1, 2011 when the Pistons host the Chicago Bulls at The Palace of Auburn Hills. ‘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, President of Basketball Operations for the Pistons. ‘His jersey retirement is well deserved.’ … ‘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’ll be with us that evening in his own way.'”