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> NBA Hoops Online > Nets History > League Wide Retired Numbers

Brooklyn Nets retired numbers

No. Player Position Tenure Retirement Date
3 Drazen Petrovic G 1991-1993 November 11, 1993
4 Wendell Ladner F 1973-1975 Unofficial
5 Jason Kidd G 2001-2008 October 17, 2013
6 Bill Russell C N/A August 11, 2022
15 Vince Carter G 2004-2009 2024-2025 season
23 John Williamson G 1973-1980 December 7, 1990
25 Bill Melchionni G 1969-1976 September 1976
32 Julius Erving F 1973-1976 April 3, 1987
52 Buck Williams F 1981-1989 April 11, 1999

The NBA retired Bill Russell's No. 6 for all its member teams on August 11, 2022
Wendell Ladner's #4 was unofficially retired following his tragic death in 1975. The number was not used from 1975 until 1993, when Rick Mahorn wore it again. After Mahorn it was not worn until 2017, but since 2017 it has been in the regular rotation of numbers.