The Charlotte Hornets announced their plan to re-hang the No. 13 jersey of Bobby Phills at halftime of a Nov. 1 game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The team originally raised Phills' jersey a month after his death, honoring the former shooting guard on February 9, 2000.

But when the team moved to New Orleans, so did the historical records of the Hornets. The Bobcats came to town with a clean slate, but this recent switch back to the Hornets name opened an avenue to regain the old Hornets record books and honor Phills, who died in a car crash at the age of 30.

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“During the process of bringing the Hornets name back to 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.”

Phills signed with the Hornets prior to the 1997-98 sea

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son, after spending the first six years of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 133 before his death on January 12, 2000.

Phills' jersey will retake its place as the only retired in Hornets history during a ceremony that will include remarks from his family and former teammates.