[post_page_title]April 11, 2003[/post_page_title]
In 2003 the Miami Heat were still a relatively young team. On April 11, 2003, before Jordan’s final game in Miami, the team decided to retire his number and jersey, even though he was never a member of the Heat. The jersey hanging in the rafters is half red and half blue, one side for the Bulls the other for the Wizards. Pat Riley, then head coach, announced that no Heat player will ever wear 23 again. It was the first jersey the team had ever retired. Quite the honor.
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