Adonal Foyle retires from NBA after 13 years

Posted: 17/08/2010 in NBA

Adonal Foyle calls it quits

Veteran center Adonal Foyle has announced his retirement.

Foyle  did  not play last season  for Orlando after undergoing knee surgery in October. He appeared in only 10 games during the 2008-09 season with the Magic and Memphis.

The  Colgate product  spent his first 10  seasons with Golden State and is the Warriors’  all-time  leader in blocked  shots with 1,140.  He is also fifth on their all-time list for offensive rebounds and sixth for defensive rebounds.

“I have loved every minute of the game,” said Foyle in a statement released by the Magic. “Retiring is bittersweet as my happiest memories are with the game. I’m looking forward to spending more time on humanitarian issues and mentoring the young basketball players who may need a voice of experience as they embark on their NBA careers.”

In  733  career NBA games, including  269 starts, Foyle had career averages of 4.1  points and 4.7  rebounds. He was selected by the Warriors with the eighth overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Foyle,  a  native of St. Vincent  and the Grenadines, has built or refurbished basketball  courts in urban areas to provide safe places to play for more than 3,000 youth.

– Stephen (DS LLC.)

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Comments
  1. cheneetot08 says:

    I guess he has finally decided to take some rest and retire his jersey. He had a good run, though he wasn’t able to get his own ring, still he did his best and made his contribution for the team.

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