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Andre Iguodala, a Warriors legend, announces his retirement in the NBA

<p>Andre Iguodala, a forward for the Golden State Warriors, announced his retirement from basketball on Friday, capping a nearly two-decade NBA career that featured four championship rings.</p>
<p>Iguodala, 39, made his retirement announcement in an interview with the ESPN-owned Andscape website. He cited a desire to spend more time with his family as the reason for his decision.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-247441″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-andre-iguodala-a-warriors-legend-announces-his-retirement-in-the-nba-6532a89f1ad1d-750×422.png” alt=”theindiaprint.com andre iguodala a warriors legend announces his retirement in the nba 6532a89f1ad1d” width=”1562″ height=”879″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-andre-iguodala-a-warriors-legend-announces-his-retirement-in-the-nba-6532a89f1ad1d-750×422.png 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-andre-iguodala-a-warriors-legend-announces-his-retirement-in-the-nba-6532a89f1ad1d-1024×576.png 1024w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-andre-iguodala-a-warriors-legend-announces-his-retirement-in-the-nba-6532a89f1ad1d-768×432.png 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-andre-iguodala-a-warriors-legend-announces-his-retirement-in-the-nba-6532a89f1ad1d-390×220.png 390w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-andre-iguodala-a-warriors-legend-announces-his-retirement-in-the-nba-6532a89f1ad1d-150×84.png 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-andre-iguodala-a-warriors-legend-announces-his-retirement-in-the-nba-6532a89f1ad1d.png 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 1562px) 100vw, 1562px” title=”Andre Iguodala, a Warriors legend, announces his retirement in the NBA 3″></p>
<p>Iguodala was heard stating, “It’s just the right time,” according to Andscape. “My time was running out, and I didn’t want to load the rear seat with anything.</p>
<p>“I wanted to stop trying to assign time anymore. Particularly while on the court and spending time with family. A lot.</p>
<p>“You want to do well. Family is a lot, however. My son is sixteen, followed by two daughters. I am eager to see their development throughout those crucial years.</p>
<p>In 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022, Iguodala was a part of four NBA Finals-winning Warriors squads.</p>
<p>Following Iguodala’s announcement of his retirement, the Warriors toasted him and club owner Joe Lacob said the organization will retire Iguodala’s No. 9 jersey.</p>
<p>Iguodala was praised by Warriors coach Steve Kerr as “an absolute winner.”</p>
<p>Congratulations to Andre on finishing a remarkable career worthy of the Hall of Fame, said Kerr in a statement.</p>
<p>He was one of the most distinctive players I’ve ever seen, combining superb instincts on both ends with prodigious athleticism and intelligence.</p>
<p>“This is just a clear winner. I was fortunate to be his coach.</p>
<p>Iguodala is most remembered for his series-altering performance in game four of the 2015 NBA Finals, when the Warriors were down 2-1 to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. At that point, Iguodala was inserted into the starting lineup.</p>
<p>In a 103-82 win that tied the series, he scored 22 points.</p>
<p>Iguodala was voted NBA Finals Most Valuable Player as the Warriors went on to win the series 4-2. This was the first time a player had earned the award without appearing in every game of the championships.</p>
<p>Iguodala’s NBA career started in 2004 when the Philadelphia 76ers selected him with the ninth overall choice in the draft.</p>
<p>He departed the Sixers in 2012 to play for one season in Denver before transferring to Golden State the following year, where he spent the next six years.</p>
<p>He spent one season with Miami in 2020 before going back to Golden State in 2021, where he won his fourth NBA title in 2022.</p>
<p>Iguodala, who played in 1,231 games and averaged 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists, also took home a gold medal for the USA in the 2012 London Olympics.</p>

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