NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets will retire the No. 15 jersey of Vince Carter, the high-flying point guard who will be enshrined this year in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Nets made a video announcement Wednesday that included former backcourt teammate Jason Kidd, whose No. 5 jersey is being retired by the franchise.

Carter played four and a half seasons with the Nets while in New Jersey, averaging 23.6 points. He owns his single-season record with 2,070 points in the 2006-2007 season.

Carter ranks third in franchise history in points and is in the Nets’ top 10 in points in several other categories.

He is the only player in NBA history to have played in four decades. He won the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year award with the Toronto Raptors. He was traded by the Raptors to New Jersey on December 17, 2004, and played for the Nets during the 2008-09 season. His final season, 2019-20, was with the Atlanta Hawks.

Carter will become the seventh Nets player to wear his retirement jersey. Besides Kidd, the others are Julius Erving, Buck Williams, Drazen Petrovic, “Super” John Williamson and Bill Melchioni.


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