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Four-Time NBA Champion Andre Iguodala Announces Retirement

Former Warriors and 76ers forward Andre Iguodala is retiring from the NBA after a 19-year career. 

The four-time NBA champion told Andscape’s Marc J. Spears that he is hanging up his sneakers after nearly two decades as a pro. 

“It’s just the right time,” Iguodala told Spears. “Time started to get limited for me, and I didn’t want to put anything in the back seat. I didn’t want to have to try to delegate time anymore. Especially with on the court, off the court with family. A lot.

“You want to play at a high level. But then family is a lot. My son is 16 and then two girls. So, [I’m] looking forward to seeing them grow up in those important years.”

The Sixers selected Iguodala with the ninth pick in 2004 NBA draft out of Arizona. He spent the first eight years of his career in Philadelphia before being traded to the Nuggets as part of a four-team deal that sent Dwight Howard from the Magic to the Lakers

After one year in Denver, Iguodala was traded to the Warriors, where he made a name for himself as a key part of Golden State’s dynasty. His crowning achievement came in 2015, when he was named Finals MVP for his lockdown defense on LeBron James. The Warriors were down 2–1 to Cleveland in the series when Iguodala was moved from the bench to the starting lineup, but they won the next three games to capture the championship. 

After winning two more titles, Iguodala spent two seasons with the Heat before returning to Golden State in 2021. Hampered by injuries, he saw limited playing time that season as the Warriors won another championship. His final season was derailed by hip and wrist injuries, limiting him to just eight games in 2022-23.