EXNBA compiled a list of professional players, who have retired from NBA (and professional basketball) in 2013. Some of them you know very well, others have remained in the shadows both during their playing days and after the NBA.
In advance, we’re sorry if we missed someone.
2013 is gone, and along with it, gone some of the best players the NBA has ever seen. Sadly, we won’t be seeing them play in the NBA anymore. Let’s take a look at them.
Rasheed Wallace (career averages of 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1 steal) – retired from the NBA the second time in August of 2013, after playing for the NY Knicks. Wallace played in 21 games with the Knicks but missed most of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot. After retirement, Wallace was hired by Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach. Read more here and here.
Jared Jeffries (career 4.8 ppg and 4.1 rpg in 21.6 mpg) – after 11-year NBA career with Wizards, Knicks, Rockets and most recently the Trail Blazers, he finally retired because of knee injuries. Jeffries got a job with the Denver Nuggets organization, as a player scout. Read more via this link.
Juwan Howard (career 13.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 2.2 apg in 30.3 mpg) – spent his last three seasons with Miami Heat, won a championship there, and retired to become an assistant coach and member of the player development staff for the Heat. More info available via this link.
Grant Hill (career 16.7 points, 6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 33.9 minutes) – after years of being on top of the NBA, to Olympic games, to All-Star games, to injuries, he finished his career in 2013, after a bitter season with the LA Clippers. After retirement, Hill quickly found himself a spot as a host of NBA Inside Stuff. Read more on Hill recalling his NBA career.
Michael Redd (career 19.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists) – hasn’t played in the NBA since April of 2012, and had announced his retirement in 2013. Battling with knee injuries, Redd was unable to land a spot on a team last season, thus decided to end his career. Read more via this link.
Allen Iverson (career 26.7 points per game, 6.2 assists per game, with 41.1 minutes per game) – finally made his official retiring announcement nearly 4 years after his final NBA game. Iverson played overseas, but his comeback to the NBA never happened. During the retirement ceremony, Iverson expressed his love for the fans, and said he was “Sixer for life”. More on this here.
Vladimir Radmanovic (career 8.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg in 21.9 mpg) – Serbian forward-center who played for Seattle Sonics, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Charlotte, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls during his career, has retired in 2013. Read more on Radmanovic here.
Darko Milicic (career 6.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 1.3 bpg in 18.5 mpg) – another Serbian player, who was the first round draft pick in the NBA, but turned out to be a complete bust, has retired. Milicic was drafted by Detroit Pistons in 2003 NBA draft, with such players as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade being drafted after him. Milicic won an NBA championship with Detroit Pistons in 2004. After retirement, Milicic decided to become…a professional fisherman.
Tracy McGrady (career 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game) – once NBA’s leading scorer and superstar, McGrady retired from the NBA in August 2013, following his rather bleak short stay with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Playoffs the same year. While McGrady retired from the NBA, he didn’t retire from professional basketball as well. Read more on McGrady via this tag.
Jason Kidd (career 12.6 ppg, 5 rpg and 6.3 apg in 36 minutes) – announced his retirement in 2013, after 19 seasons as one of the best passing and rebounding point guards in NBA history. Kidd has yet to prove himself as a head coach, but we’ll sure miss him as a player. More on Kidd here.Follow @exnbadotcom
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