Basketball Hall-of-Famer Hal Greer passed away Saturday, and the Philadelphia 76ers, the team Greer spent the bulk of his career with, will honor him at Monday night’s game two against the Miami Heat.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) April 16, 2018
The 76ers released the following statement on Greer’s passing:
The Philadelphia 76ers organization mourns the passing of Hal Greer, an NBA champion, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and team legend. Throughout his 15-year career with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers, Greer solidified his place as one of the greatest basketball players ever. An NBA champion in 1967 and 10-time NBA All-Star, Greer’s legacy includes being the 76ers’ all-time leader in points, field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played, culminating in him being named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
Greer was the first player to have his number retired by the 76ers organization when the team retired his No. 15 in 1976. To further celebrate his place in team history, Greer also became the first player to be honored with a sculpture on 76ers Legends Walk at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in 2017.
In addition to his historic contributions on the court, Greer will forever be remembered as a true gentleman who used the tremendous platform of basketball to uplift and inspire others.
We extend our deepest condolences and send our love to the Greer family during this difficult time.
The 76ers will celebrate Greer’s life and legacy at tonight’s game in South Philadelphia.
The Sixers will also wear this patch for the rest of the season to honor Greer:
The Sixers are honoring Hal Greer with this patch for the remainder of the postseason. pic.twitter.com/ijuH6bcKjp
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) April 16, 2018
Greer, who passed at the age of 81, played in the NBA for 15 years, compiling career per-game averages of 19.2 points, five rebounds and 2.9 assists on 45.2 percent shooting. Ten of his 15 seasons were spent with the 76ers.