Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 3/19/12

This Wednesday night, former San Antonio Spurs' defensive standout Bruce Bowen will have his jersey retired.

Truly an honor for Bowen as he will join David Robinson, George Gervin, Avery Johnson, Sean Elliott, James Silas, and Johnny Moore as the only players in Spurs history to have his jersey hanging from the rafters at the AT&T Center.

(photo via Spurs' Andrew Monaco)

Bowen played for San Antonio from 2001-2009 and was an integral part of the Spurs winning three titles during his playing time. From clutch three-point shooting, lockdown defense, and willingness to defend the opposing team's best perimeter player, there is no doubt the Spurs do not win three of four titles without Bowen.

He may have had his detractors for his intense physicality on the court, but Bowen never shied away from doing the dirty work for the Spurs.

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