Basketball The Best Utah Jazz To Have Their Numbers Retired  

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List Rules Vote up the best Utah Jazz players to have their legendary number retired for all time.

These Utah Jazz players have all had their numbers retired. After making a big impact while playing for the team, players such as Karl Malone and John Stockton had their numbers retired. But not every player in the NBA gets their number retired, it is an honor bestowed upon the best players of a franchise. Which of these athletes are the greatest Utah Jazz players? This list is only for Utah Jazz players with retired numbers. Coaches and managers have had their numbers retired as well but we're here to determine the best Utah Jazz players that have had their number retired for all time.

Although these are undoubtedly great players, not all of them have been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite having their numbers retired. The Utah Jazz players that have been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame are noted below. Vote up the Utah Jazz players with retired numbers that you think made the biggest contribution to the team.

John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Utah Jazz To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 12

Years with franchise: 1984–2003

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

John Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire professional playing career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, from 1984 to 2003. Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time, holding the NBA records for most career assists. ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Point guard

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Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Utah Jazz To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 44

Years with franchise: 1974–1980

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Peter Press "Pistol Pete" Maravich was an American professional basketball player. He was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Maravich starred in college at Louisiana State University and played for three NBA teams until injuries forced his retirement in 1980. He is still the all-time leading NCAA Division I scorer with 3,667 points scored and an average of 44.2 points per game. All of his accomplishments were achieved before the three-point line and shot clock were introduced to NCAA basketball and despite being unable to play varsity as a freshman under then-NCAA rules. One of the youngest players ever inducted into the Naismith Memorial ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Shooting guard

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Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Utah Jazz To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 32

Years With Franchise: 1985–2003

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Karl Anthony Malone, nicknamed "The Mailman" is a retired American professional basketball power forward. He spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton. Malone was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 14-time NBA All-Star, and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team. He scored the second most career points in NBA history, and holds the records for most free throws attempted and made. He is considered among the greatest power forwards in NBA history. Malone played college basketball at Louisiana Tech University. In his three seasons with Louisiana Tech, he helped the Bulldogs basketball ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Power forward

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Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Utah Jazz To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 53

Years With Franchise: 1982–1993

Mark E. Eaton is a retired American professional basketball player who was a member of the NBA's Utah Jazz from 1982 to 1993, with one NBA All-Star selection in 1989, and two NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in 1985 and 1989. Though limited offensively, Eaton's 7 ft 4 in height helped him become one of the best defensive centers in NBA history. Eaton holds the NBA record for most blocks in a season and career average blocked shots per game. ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Center

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