Deron Williams Has His Jersey Number Retired in Turkey After Playing in Just 15 Games

Deron Williams Has His Jersey Number Retired in Turkey After Playing in Just 15 Games

Deron Williams sure knows how to make a lasting impression, huh? After playing in just 15 games for the Besiktas team in Turkey over the course of the last couple of months, Williams is headed back to the States to rejoin the New Jersey Nets. But he didn't leave without saying goodbye—or without getting his No. 8 jersey retired!

Williams did put up relatively impressive numbers with Besiktas—he was good for 21.8 points and 6.5 assists per game—but, seriously, fellas? You guys retired the guy's number after he played in just 15 games? What would you have done if he'd stayed for 30 games—renamed the team after him?

Ah, well. We guess it's a nice gesture. Just don't expect this kind of treatment when you get back, D-Will. Especially since you're still playing for the Nets this season.

[via USA Today]

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