Friday , Feb , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Reggie Miller to retire, sister says

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – Indiana Pacers sharpshooter Reggie Miller
will retire at season’s end, so said his sister Cheryl during a Thursday night
broadcast on TNT’s coverage of the Detroit Pistons/Los Angeles Lakers game.

“Yesterday I spoke to Reggie and after 18 seasons with the Indiana Pacers,
this will definitely be his last season,” Cheryl Miller said.

A couple of weeks ago, Reggie Miller vehemently denied that he had informed
teammates of his retirement, telling TNT reporter Craig Sager — who broke the
story — point-blank that if he did determine this would be his last year he
would first inform his sister or Charles Barkley of the decision.

The 39-year-old Miller has played in 32 games this season, missing the early
part of the campaign with a broken bone in his left hand. He is averaging 11.9
points and has connected on just 30.8 percent of his three-point tries — well
below his career average entering the season of 39.8 percent.

The 6-foot-7 Miller was selected by the Pacers with the 11th overall pick in
the 1987 draft and is the club’s all-time leading scorer with 24,685 points.
He holds the NBA records for most three-point field goals made with 2,505 and
most three-pointers attempted with 6,321.