Ex-Pacers forward Al Harrington retires after 16 seasons

Thursday March 19th, 2015

Former first round pick Al Harrington retired on Wednesday after spending 16 seasons in the NBA.

Harrington last played in the NBA during the 2013-14 season, appearing in 34 games with the Washington Wizards.

"I'm officially retired," Harrington said to the Denver Post. "I don't know if there's paperwork that I gotta fill out or anything. But my career is over."

He also played for the Pacers, Hawks, Warriors, Knicks, Nuggets and Magic, averaging 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in his career. His best season came in 2008-09 when he averaged a career-high 20.1 points with Golden State and New York.

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Harrington was the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft after deciding to skip college.

Harrington will help with the Nuggets for the rest of the season, after Denver interim coach Melvin Hunt reached out to him asking if Harrington wanted to help the team.

“I’m very happy with what I was able to accomplish," Harrington said. "I was able to change a lot of people's lives in my family, including myself in a game that I eventually fell in love with and will always be in love with.”

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