The Orlando Magic announced Monday their plans to honor Pat Garrity during Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons. To celebrate its 25th anniversary season, the team has previously honored Tracy McGrady; Nick Anderson; Pat Williams and Jim Hewitt; and Dennis Scott on these "Legends Nights."
Garrity remains one of the longest-tenured players in Orlando history, having spent nine years with the Magic. Jameer Nelson and Nick Anderson are the only players with more tenure, having spent 10 seasons each with the team.
The first 2500 fans in attendance Friday will receive a commemorative photograph, measuring eight by 10 inches, of Garrity and Magic swingman Arron Afflalo. Garrity will also join Paul Kennedy and Anderson on Magic Live, the Fox Sports Florida pregame show. In addition, Scott will appear with David Steele and Jeff Turner on the Fox Sports Florida telecast of Friday's game. Tipoff against the Pistons is set for 7 PM.
In his nine Magic seasons spanning from 1999/2000-2007/08, Garrity averaged 7.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game on 41.3 percent shooting from the field and 39.8 percent shooting from three-point range. In team history, he ranks fourth in games played (513), seventh in three-pointers (624), and sixth in three-point percentage.