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Report: C Joakim Noah to retire

Field Level Media
02 Mar 2021, 04:40 GMT+10

Joakim Noah is retiring after 13 seasons in the NBA, The Athletic reported Monday.

He plans to retire as a member of the Chicago Bulls, the team that drafted him with the ninth overall pick in 2007 after he won back-to-back NCAA championships at Florida.

A 6-foot-11 center, Noah was a two-time All-Star and the Defensive Player of the Year in the 2013-14 season. He also was a two-time member of the All-NBA first team on defense.

Noah, 36, played 672 games (512 starts) and averaged 8.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 blocks.

In July 2016, Noah signed a four-year, $72 million contract with his hometown team, the New York Knicks, but he was released after just 53 games following injuries, a violation of the league's anti-drug policy and a falling out with then-coach Jeff Hornacek.

He appeared in 42 games in the 2018-19 season with the Memphis Grizzlies and in five games last year with the Los Angeles Clippers.

--Field Level Media

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