OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder are retiring the jersey of former player Nick Collison on Wednesday night ahead of the team's game against the Toronto Raptors.
Collison's No. 4 jersey will be retired after his 15-year career with the team, in which he averaged 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He will be the first player to ever have his jersey retired with the Thunder, after the team moved to Oklahoma City in 2008-09.
As a part of the retirement, Oklahoma's Mayor, David Holt declared today "Nick Collison Day" across the state.
"Now, therefore, I, David Holt, Mayor of the The City of Oklahoma City, do hereby proclaim March 20, 2019, as Nick Collison Day," Holt wrote.
On the day @nickcollison4 becomes the first @okcthunder player to receive the team’s highest honor, in recognition of what he has meant to the team that means so much to the people of our city, I do hereby proclaim today to be “Nick Collison Day” in Oklahoma City. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/0SSjo7H6oW
— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) March 20, 2019
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