Back in Time: February 17
Jerry Sloan becomes the first Chicago Bulls player to have his uniform retired.
After leading the Dodgers to a World Series championship, Orel Hershiser signs a record $7.9 million, three-year contract.
San Antonio's David Robinson records the fourth quadruple-double in NBA history with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 blocks in the Spurs' 115-96 win over visiting Detroit. The three other quadruple-doubles in NBA history were compiled by Hakeem Olajuwon (3/29/90), Alvin Robertson (2/18/86) and Nate Thurmond (10/18/74).
In a pregame ceremony at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Detroit Pistons retire the No. 11 jersey of Isiah Thomas.
Minnesota's Stephon Marbury becomes the fifth player in NBA history to register at least 40 points and 10 assists with no turnovers in a game when he had 40 points, 12 assists and zero turnovers in the Timberwolves' 116-102 defeat of Houston at the Target Center.
After his body temperature soars to 108 degrees, Orioles pitcher prospect 23-year old Steve Bechler dies of multi-organ failure after spring training workout yesterday.
Born on this Day
Wally Pipp (1893) <br>Jim Brown (1936) <br>Guy McIntyre (1961) <br>Michael Jordan (1963) <br>Luc Robitaille (1966) <br>Bryan Cox (1968) <br>William Floyd (1972) <br>Drew Barry (1973) <br>Scott Williamson (1976) <br>Al Harrington (1980) <br>