Today in Sports History: March 2

The Denver Nuggets retied Alex English’s no.7 jersey in 1993. English began his NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1976 as a small forward.He spent one season with the Indiana Pacers before he was signed by the Denver Nuggets in 1978. In the 1981-82 season, English was selected for the NBA All-Star Team and All-NBA Second Team. In the 1985-86 season, he scored a career-high of 29.8 points per game. English held many team-records including; most career points (21,645), assists (3,679), games (837) and minutes (29,893). English spent 10 and a half years with the Nuggets before he signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks. In 2001, he coached the NBA’s G-League (formerly D-League) team, the North Carolina Lowgators. He was assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks (2002-03) and Toronto Raptors (2004-11). In 2014, English was added to the U.S. Department of State’s SprtsUnited Sports Envoy program to further sports education and democracy.

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