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Milwaukee Bucks to retire Marques Johnson’s No. 8

Jan. 20, 2019 Updated Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 at 6:32 p.m.

Marquess Johnson (with ball) will be honored by his former team, the Milwaukee Bucks. (Steve Pyle / Associated Press)
Marquess Johnson (with ball) will be honored by his former team, the Milwaukee Bucks. (Steve Pyle / Associated Press)
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MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Bucks are retiring four-time All-Star Marques Johnson’s No. 8 jersey.

Johnson’s number will be retired in a halftime ceremony when the Bucks host the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 24.

The former UCLA star played 524 career games with Milwaukee over seven seasons, from 1977-84. He will become the ninth Bucks player to have his number retired.

Johnson says the honor “means more than words can express.”

Johnson led Milwaukee to a 347-227 (.605) regular-season record and playoff appearances in six of his seven seasons with the team. He averaged 21 points (fourth-highest in team history), 7.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists and shot 53 percent from the field (fourth-highest in team history) during his time with the Bucks.

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