Reginald Wayne “Reggie” Miller (born August 24, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Indiana Pacers. Miller was known for his precision three-point shooting, especially in pressure situations and most notably against the New York Knicks, for which he earned the nickname “Knick Killer”. When he retired, he held the record for most career 3-point field goals made. He is currently second on the list behind Ray Allen. A five-time All-Star selection, Miller led the league in free throw accuracy five times and won a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The Pacers retired his No. 31 in 2006, and he was named to their 40th anniversary team in 2007.
Miller’s last game was on May 19, 2005, at Conseco Fieldhouse, when the Pacers lost 88–79 to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, ending the series 4–2. In the game, Miller led the Pacers with 27 points, making 11 out of 16 field goals including four of eight three-pointers. When he was taken out with 15.7 seconds to play, the Indianapolis crowd gave him a final standing ovation, where there were many teary eyes. Then-Pistons coach (and former Pacers coach) Larry Brown called an additional timeout during which the Pistons players joined in the ovation, a moment which provided closure to Miller’s career and to a season that had been overshadowed by the brawl between the two teams. This won the 2005 Best Moment ESPY Award. Over his 18-year NBA career, Miller made over $105,000,000 in salary, playing in 1,389 games for the Pacers. His 18 seasons with a single franchise over an entire career was surpassed only by John Stockton’s 19 with the Utah Jazz. Reggie Miller is widely recognized as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. Miller is one of only a handful of shooters to join the 50–40–90 club and has made 2,560 3-pointers in his career, which was an NBA record at the time of his retirement. His total has since been surpassed by Ray Allen.
Career highlights and awards
5× NBA All-Star (1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000)
3× All-NBA Third Team (1995, 1996, 1998)
50–40–90 club (1994)
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2004)
USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2002)
Indiana Pacers all-time leading scorer
No. 31 retired by Indiana Pacers
Third-team All-American – UPI (1986)
2× First-team All-Pac-10 (1986, 1987)
Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor
No. 31 retired by UCLA