Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  8 responses

Mehmet Okur Announced His Retirement

33-year old Mehmet Okur, who had a solid NBA career while playing for three teams, announced his retirement from the game. Okur had been hooping in Europe. Per NTVSpor (via Sportando): “Last season Okur started with Turk Telekom Ankara averaging 12ppg and 8.2rpg in TBL. Whe [the] NBA lockout ended he returned to the States where he has played 17 games with the Nets scoring 7.6ppg and pulling down 4.8rpg. Okur decided to retire because of the injuries who affected him over the last three seasons of his career. ‘I want to thank my family, my coaches, my teammates, the officials who have contributed to my career. And then I want to say Thanks to the fans who always supported me’ said Okur.”

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  • Caribbeancop

    Good player without a doubt . wish him the best

  • Danny N.

    Thats sad to hear but he had a good career, wish him the best in his life

  • Will Lee

    still remember him from he time being a rookie on Pistons, backing up the Wallaces, got jammed on by Mcgrady, and shooting the pick and pop 3s in Utah

  • R32

    To play the backseat and direct the chauffeur

    And that ain’t just Jazz, ain’t down with Okur

  • spit hot fiyah

    had no idea he was on the nets last year

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    meh he was on the decline even before his injuries

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.b.ballard.3 Kathy Buhler Ballard

    Memo for THREE! I was there when Memo scored 44 points against Dallas when playing on the Jazz! He was one of my favorite players! Good luck, Money Man, in your future!

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ