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While the Kings host the Thunder ushering in Tyrone Corbin as interim head coach, Sacramento will pay homage to its past and retire the No. 16 jersey donned by Peja Stojakovic on Tuesday -- Dec. 16.
Stojakovic starred in Sacramento’s heyday along with Vlade Divak, Chris Webber, Doug Christie and Comcast SportsNet California analyst Bobby Jackson. The squad reached its high-water mark with a 2002 Western Conference Finals appearance falling to the Lakers four games to three.
In eight seasons in Sacramento, Stojakovic appeared in 518 games, started in 408, and scored 9,498 points, averaging 18.3 points while shooting 46.1 percent from the floor and 39.8 percent from 3-point range.
The Serbian was on the Dallas Mavericks' 2011 NBA championship roster, appearing in 25 games for the Mavs overall and four of the six games in the final series against the Miami Heat.
Stojakovic’s No. 16 jersey will hang from the rafters at Sleep Train Arena joining those of his teammates -- Webber’s No. 4 and Divac’s No. 21.