Tim Floyd has done something much needed for the UTEP basketball tradition. He has gotten a committee formed to come up with honoring former Miner basketball players. The tradition at the university is rich and those from the past should be recognized.
Floyd and the committee have created three categories — legends, honored jerseys and retired jerseys.
The legends are recognized at the halftime of a game, honored for their basketball accomplishments at Texas Western/UTEP.
The honored jerseys are like Antonio Davis in Wednesday night's game against Eastern Carolina. Davis will have his jersey hung against the wall above the tunnel with the two others that have already been honored — Ed Haller's No. 12 and Charles Brown's No. 25. Those jersey numbers may still be worn.
And, obviously, the retired jerseys are hung out front, just above the tunnel, and cannot be worn again. They are Tim Hardaway, No. 10, Nate Archibald, No. 14, Nolan Richardson, No. 42 and Jim Barnes, No. 45.
They will only retire a couple of jerseys a year, so they are done for this season. More will come next season.