Andre Iguodala officially calls it a day after a 19-season NBA career

2023-10-20T16:15:21+00:00 2023-10-20T16:15:21+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

20/Oct/23 16:15

At 39 years of age, the former Golden State Warriors veteran announced his retirement

By Cesare Milanti /

Four-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022), Andre Iguodala decided to announce his retirement after a 19-season NBA career, started back in 2004 when selected with the 9th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers.

“It’s just the right time. Time started to get limited for me and I didn’t want to put anything in the back seat. I didn’t want to have to try to delegate time anymore. Especially with on the court, off the court with family. A lot. You want to play at a high level. But then family is a lot. My son is 16 and then two girls. So, [I’m] looking forward to seeing them grow up in those important years”, he said in an interview with Andscape.

Staying with the team that drafted him until 2012, he then played one season with the Denver Nuggets before moving to the Golden Bay, where he stayed until 2019 and won the NBA Finals MVP in 2015. Playing two years in Miami (2019-21), he returned to Steve Kerr’s team, last appearing on March 14, beating the Phoenix Suns.

Named into the 2004-05 NBA All-Rookie First Team, he got also named into the NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2014 and Second Team in 2011, earning an NBA All-Star appearance in 2012. In a total of 1231 games in the NBA, Andre Iguodala averaged 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists. With Team USA, moreover, he won the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2010 FIBA World Cup

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