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Besiktas retires Deron Williams' jersey

Updated: November 30, 2011, 3:33 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com

Besiktas retired Deron Williams' No. 8 jersey as part of a farewell ceremony prior to Tuesday's game.

Williams played about a month-and-a-half with the Turkish League after signing a contract with Besiktas in July. But with the 149-day NBA lockout over and training camp slated to begin on Dec. 9, Williams will be returning to New Jersey and rejoining the Nets for the start of the shortened 2011-12 season.

"Amazing Besiktas jersey retirement ceremony before tonight's game," Williams ...

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