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Stampede to retire #32

April 3, 2009 - NBA G League (G League) - Idaho Stampede News Release


BOISE, Idaho, April 3, 2009 - The Idaho Stampede announce today they will retire #32 in honor of Randy Livingston's record breaking career with the Stampede. The retirement ceremony will take place on Friday, April 10 as the Stampede host the Bakersfield Jam.

"I am thrilled Randy is the first ever Stampede player to have his jersey retired," said Stampede Majority Investor Bill Ilett. "Randy Livingston stands for everything that is right and professional about the Idaho Stampede franchise. This is an honor for me and for our fans."

Following a five-year career with the Stampede, Livingston announced his retirement after helping lead the team to winning the 2008 NBA Development League Championship. The popular guard is the Stampede leader in season high assists (488 in 05-06 season), game high assists (23 on 3/10/2006), all-time assist leader (1517), all-time games played (163), and all-time total points (2428). Livingston was a member of the 2003-04 CBA All-League Second Team and the 2006-07 All D-League First Team. He was also named the NBA Development League's Most Valuable Player for the 2006-07 season.

"Randy has been an invaluable asset to the Stampede both on and off the floor," said Head Coach Bryan Gates. "Nobody has done it better with our team. He's one of the truly great players to play not only in this league, but of all time. There is no one more deserving of this honor."

Livingston's retired jersey banner will hang near the Idaho Stampede's 2008 Championship banner in Qwest Arena.

In addition to the ceremony, the first 500 fans through the doors will receive a special Randy Livingston Jersey Koozie compliments of Budweiser.

Tickets for the event are selling out fast. Fans can reserve their seats by calling the Stampede office at 388-4667 or ordering online at idahostampede.com.

About the Idaho Stampede

Season tickets for the reigning D-League Champions during the 2008-09 season start at only $195 per seat. During the 2007-08 season, the Stampede finished as the NBA Development League National Champions and was home to Two Time Coach of the Year, Bryan Gates. Don't miss out on any of the action, call (208) 388-4667 today for more information.

NBA Development League

The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA's official minor league and features 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA teams for the 2008-09 season. An expansion team will begin play in Portland, Maine for the 2009-10 season, and the Anaheim Arsenal will relocate to Springfield, Mass., with a new name, logo, and team colors. Sixty former NBA Development League players were on 2008-09 NBA start-of-season rosters, and the league continues to develop current NBA coaches and referees. In fostering the league's connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote youth basketball, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout this season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.

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