Dell Demps’ Jersey Retired
On January 17th, 2019, the Pacific men’s basketball program, during a home game against University of San Francisco, held a jersey retirement ceremony for men’s basketball alumni Dell Demps. Demps earned both his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees at Pacific, with both degrees being in business administration. Demps was a guard at Pacific from 1988 to 1992, before beginning his career in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors in 1993. He then went on to play for the San Antonio Spurs and the Orlando Magic before his retirement as a player in 2000. Demps most recently became the vice president and general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans.
In a university press release, athletics director Janet Lucas stated that, “Dell excelled on the court, in the classroom, and he exemplified the qualities that we continue to look for in our Pacific student-athletes.”
An emotional Dell Demps gave a thank-you speech upon the unveiling of the jersey that will hang in the Alex G. Spanos Center in his honor. Demps thanked his former coach and his family, as the crowd at the Spanos Center gave the former Tiger a standing ovation.