Veteran Forward Andre Iguodala Retires from NBA After 19 Seasons

Andre Iguodala with Warriors in 2017.
Andre Iguodala with Warriors in 2017. Photo by Robert John Herbert/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (7946500k)

Veteran forward Andre Iguodala is calling it quits. Iguodala announced on Friday that he is retiring from the NBA after playing 19 seasons in the league.

Iguodala, who played just eight games last season due to injuries, confirmed his decision for Andscape.

“It’s just the right time,” Iguodala said. “Time started to get limited for me, and I didn’t want to put anything in the back seat.“

According to Iguodala he made the decision in part because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

“You want to play at a high level. But then the 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,“ he added.

Iguodala is best known for his two stints with the Golden State Warriors. Across eight seasons with the franchise, Iguodala played a key role in helping the Warriors win four NBA titles and make two more NBA Finals appearances. He was named NBA Finals MVP in 2015.

After the news about his retirement became official, the Warriors issued a congratulations to Iguodala on social media.

Andre Iguodala also played with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Denver Nuggets, and the Miami Heat during his time in the NBA. He retires with one All-Star nod, two All-Defensive Team selections, and career stats that include 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game.