Former Jazzman Boris Diaw Announces Retirement

Sep 6, 2018, 9:43 PM

(Photo courtesy Boris Diaw Twitter page.)...

(Photo courtesy Boris Diaw Twitter page.)

(Photo courtesy Boris Diaw Twitter page.)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Jazzman and 14-year NBA veteran Boris Diaw has announced his retirement from basketball.

Diaw spent last season as a member of the Levallois Metropolitans of the LNB Pro A league in his native France. His last year in the NBA was in 2016-17 as a member of the Utah Jazz.

During his one year with the Jazz he averaged 4.6 points with 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

Known for his love of coffee, Diaw had a successful NBA career, playing with the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs and the Jazz.

He was honored as the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2005-06 season when he was with the Suns and later won an NBA Championship with the Spurs in 2014.

The 36-year-old announced his retirement in a video Thursday with former fellow Frenchmen Tony Parker and Rony Turiaf, which was posted to his Twitter account.

The Jazz expressed their best wishes to Diaw on Twitter.

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