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Old 07-20-2007, 06:06 PM   #541
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BOBBY JONES
Number 24 - Retired on November 7, 1986

One of the greatest defenders in NBA history, Bobby Jones played eight of his 10 NBA seasons for the 76ers. He was named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team eight consecutive seasons from 1977-84 and was a second team selection in 1985. In 1983, he captured the NBA Sixth Man Award and helped lead the Sixers to the NBA championship. Jones played in the NBA All-Star Game on four occasions, twice as a member of the Denver Nuggets (1977 and 1978) and twice as a member of the Sixers (1981 and 1982). Jones, who was a first round draft choice (15th overall) of the Houston Rockets in the 1974 NBA Draft, began his professional career as a member of the ABA's Denver Nuggets. He was a member of the ABA All-Rookie team in 1985, an ABA All-Star in 1976 and a member of the ABA's All-Defensive Team in both 1975 and 1976. As a 76er, he totaled 6,585 points and 2,942 rebounds. He currently ranks third on the 76ers' all-time blocked shots list and owns the fourth best career field goal percentage in franchise history.
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