Eugene Pooh Jeter retires and starts a new chapter with Portland Trail Blazers

2023-06-09T18:26:38+00:00 2023-06-09T18:26:38+00:00.

Nikola Miloradovic

09/Jun/23 18:26

Former Ukrainian national team player Eugene Pooh Jeter put an end to his basketball career after 17 years

By Eurohoops Team/

Eugene Pooh Jeter decided to retire at the age of 39 after playing for 17 years for various teams worldwide.

Former player of Unicaja, Joventut, Hapoel Jerusalem, and many other European clubs but also Sacramento Kings in the NBA, last played in G League and will start a new chapter with Portland Trail Blazers, as Mark J. Spears of ESPN reports.

GOD IS AMAZING! Like, for real! I have so much to say/write about my hoop journey. I really played all over the world. I’m like a cultural interpreter, lol. The best thing is I played in every top league basketball can offer, and I met so many people along the way. Thanks so much!” Jeter confirmed his retirement on social media.

He will continue as an assistant GM of the Trail Blazer’s new G League team and as a player development coach for the Blazers.

Jeter is also known for playing for the Ukrainian national team. In 2013, he helped Ukraine qualify for the FIBA World Cup for the first time since the Soviet Union broke apart by being the team’s leader in assists during the 2013 EuroBasket tournament, with an average of 4.1 assists per game.