Tonight, the Charlotte Hornets re-hung the jersey of former player Bobby Phills, who died in car accident during the 1999-2000 season. Phills’ jersey was originally retired February 10, 2000.
Charlotte, one of the most important elements to us was to once again honor the retired jersey of Bobby Phills,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “It is our responsibility to appropriately recognize the legacy of a man who impacted so many people with his contributions both on and off the basketball court.”
During his time with the Hornets Phills averaged, 12 points, 2 assists and 1.4 steals. His jersey is the only one the team has retired.