D.J. Cooper takes break from basketball for family reasons

2018-09-07T17:01:50+00:00 2018-09-07T17:07:01+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

07/Sep/18 17:01


D.J. Cooper announced that puts his career on hiatus.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

AS Monaco guard D.J. Cooper announced that he’s taking a break from basketball due to family reasons, thus terminating his contract with the French team.

Cooper released the following statement that was posted on the official website of Monaco.

“I decided to take a step back from basketball and put an end to my contract with the Roca Team for family reasons. In the current state, my mind and concentration are not basketball and I don’t want to be a cause of disruption for the team… this team that I love, this team that represents the extraordinary Principality of Monaco, that brought me a unique life experience. This team represents a professional organization led by committed, passionate and vigorous people.

I wish my teammates and coaches the maximum success. This group of people has a great character strengthened by a common goal. #DagheMunegu.”

Cooper had two stints with Monaco, in 2016 and then in 2017-2018. In the previous season, he posted 6.3 points, 6.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game, helping the club reach the Basketball Champions League Final.