NBA 08.11.2012, 12:56 Redazione Sportando - E. Carchia 7
Mehmet Okur retires from basketball
Il giocatore si ritira per i problemi fisici
Mehmet Okur announced his retire from basketball at 33.
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SOURCE NTV Spor
The Turkish forward has played for nine years in the NBA averaging 13.5ppg and 7rpg in 634 games (460 in the starting five) with Pistons, Jazz and Nets.
Last season Okur started with Turk Telekom Ankara averaging 12ppg and 8.2rpg in TBL. When NBA lockout ended he returned to the States where he has played 17 games with the Nets scoring 7.6ppg and pulling down 4.8rpg.
Okur decided to retire because of the injuries who affected him over the last three seasons of his career.
"I want to thank my family, my coaches, my teammates, the officials who have contributed to my career. And then I want to say Thanks to the fans who always supported me" said Okur to NTVSpor.