Beno Udrih announces his retirement

Udrih owns career-averages of 8.3 points and 3.4 assist in NBA

Beno Udrih, Slovenian playmaker with over 800 games in the NBA, has announced his retirement from basketball at the age of 39.

They say professional athletes die two deaths- the first being when you’re unable to play the sport any longer. It has taken me 2 long years to accept and announce my retirement from playing basketball. Coming from a small village in Slovenia to playing 13 consecutive years in the NBA and winning 2 championships, is more than I could have dreamed of and I loved every minute of it. Basketball has been a part of my life professionally since I was 16 years old, and is something I hope I never have to give up. I now want to be a coach just as badly as I wanted to be a professional player back when I was a kid. I hope to share my knowledge and guide the next generation, just as many coaches did for me.

Thank you to the fans & everyone that supported me along the way, especially my family.


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