44 Allan Bristow

photo Allan Bristow, a scrappy forward who paced the Hokies to the National Invitation Tournament championship in 1973, became the fourth Virginia Tech basketball player to have his jersey retired. Bristow scored in double figures during every game of his Tech career and still holds the Hokies' single-game scoring mark of 52 points. He finished as Tech's all-time scoring leader in 1973 with 1,804 points and still stands fifth on the list. He holds Tech records for career scoring average, most points in a game, consecutive double-figure scoring games and most field goals in a game. After 10 years as a player in the NBA, Bristow went into coaching, including a stint as the head coach of the NBA Charlotte Hornets. His jersey was retired on Oct. 17, 1998, at the Temple homecoming football game, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1973 NIT team. This past off-season, he returned to the Hornets' organization as the team's assistant general manager.