Pacific retires jersey number of Pelicans GM Dell Demps

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The gravity finally hit Dell Demps when he was introduced to speak before an audience of family and admirers.

As he thanked those who have helped him over the years: his wife, Anita; his son, Jourdan; his coach, Bob Thomason; and Bob Thomason Sr., who taught him how to shoot; and Rick Paulsen, a former Pacific student-athlete, who introduced him to the world of business, the emotions caught up to him.

“I’m really excited,” said Demps, a standout guard for University of the Pacific from 1988-1992, who’s in his ninth season as the senior vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans. “So many emotions going, especially the last couple days. It just hit me.” Read more from recordnet.com.

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