After 16 years in the NBA, Elton Brand has announced his retirement.

He broke the news at his Elton Brand Youth Day, an annual event during which Brand holds basketball camps at his alma mater, Peekskill High School.

More details from The Examiner:

“…as the children enjoyed and appreciated the contributions of Brand and despite the fact that the NY Knicks contributed T-shirts to Elton Brand Youth Day; the afternoon was even more bittersweet, as after a 16-year career in the NBA, Brand announced his retirement.

 

‘The Knicks are giving out T-shirts,’ Brand smiled. ‘I really appreciate that and I have always supported and wished the hometown team well. I could get in shape if I got the call but this looks like the end of the run for me, right now it is family time,’ stated Brand.

 

Brand was the NBA’s number one Draft Pick in 1999, after playing two years at Duke University, where he was voted the National College Player of the Year. Brand was the NBA Co-Rookie of the Year in 2000 and is a two-time NBA All-Star. He finishes his illustrious NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks, after playing with the Chicago Bulls (1999-2001), LA Clippers (2001-‘08), Philadelphia 76ers ( 2008-’12) and Dallas Mavericks (2012-’13).”