Cavaliers to Retire Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ #11 Jersey

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(Courtesy: Cleveland Cavaliers)

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers are celebrating the legacy of one of the team’s most influential players with a jersey retirement ceremony.

Former Cavs Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be honored on Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. during the Cavaliers match up against the New York Knicks.

Doors to the Quicken Loans Arena will open at 5:30 p.m., and a special one-time-only player introduction video will be played to commemorate the occasion. The half-time ceremony will include a 3-D video image of key moments in Ilgauskas’ NBA career.

All fans in attendance will also receive a special t-shirt in Ilgauskas’ honor. zshirt

Ilgauskas, affectionately called “Z” by Cavs fans, will have his #11 jersey hung from the rafters inside Quicken Loans Arena. The 7’3″ center hails from Lithuania, and was drafted by the Cavs in the first round of the 1996 draft.

For more information about Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement celebration, click here for the official microsite in his honor.