UNC Basketball: Vince Carter's No. 15 to be retired by the Brooklyn Nets

The former UNC basketball legend will rightfully have his No. 15 retired by the Brooklyn Nets organization.
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On Wednesday morning, the Brooklyn Nets made a huge announcement.

Vince Carter's No. 15 will be retired by the franchise during the 2024 season.

The former UNC basketball legend played for the Nets, who were located in New Jersey at the time, from 2004 to 2009. During his tenure in East Rutherford, Carter made three All-Star game appearances and helped lead the Nets to three playoff berths.

Carter played for eight different franchises during his 22-year career, as he most notably is remembered as a member of the Toronto Raptors franchise. However, if you had to tie the former Tar Heel to another organization, the New Jersey Nets would certainly be that team.

There are seven players who have had their numbers retired by the Nets organization, including Carter's former teammate Jason Kidd. The former Tar Heel's No. 15 will be the eighth jersey number to hang in the rafters of the Barclays Center, as his Hall of Fame career will always be remembered fondly in Nets history.

The 2024 calendar year will be a special one for Vince Carter, as he'll not only have his jersey retired by the now Brooklyn Nets, but he will also take his rightful place among the greatest to ever play the sport of basketball in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

More details regarding when Carter's jersey retirement ceremony will take place are expected to be released closer to the start of the 2024-2025 NBA season.


Don't be surprised if the Toronto Raptors follow suit and decide to retire Carter's number at some point soon. Given his legacy, this is a very well-deserved honor for the UNC basketball legend.