In the 2007 IPCC report on climate change, awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr.
Kirilenko served as a leading author in a chapter on food, fisheries, and forestry. Kirilenko is increasingly involved in multidisciplinary studies, which include scholars in both natural and social sciences such as political and tourism research.
I think that it is numerically obvious that his number should be retired up there next to Garth Brooks.
Having a 2nd quarter ceremony for this guy seems like one step above a 1st quarter ceremony, which itself is one step above not even having one.
Kirilenko, who announced his retirement from professional basketball this past summer, was named president of the Russian Basketball Federation in August.
During his visit, Kirilenko will sign autographs pregame outside of the main Fanzz store on the concourse of Vivint Smart Home Arena, participate in a live social media Q&A with Utah where he will answer fan-submitted questions, appear on the Jazz Game Night Pregame Show and in-game broadcast on ROOT SPORTS as well as the in-game radio broadcast on The Zone Sports Network.
(Fight me.) I am happy that they are finally recognizing how amazing he was.
I am utterly baffled by the fact that this is just a "2nd quarter" (not even halftime) presentation -- and not an actual Jersey retirement.
Kirilenko made the decision on Saturday, the deadline that was written into the two-year, million deal he signed last summer, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.