Henk Norel announced his retirement.
The Dutch big man said that he doesn’t want another knee surgery after having five procedures during his career.
Norel joined Heroes Den Bosch last season and made the debut last January, 16 months after the surgery he had in September 2018.
“Heroes wanted to keep me. The club was willing to let me practice less and play fewer games. But I didn’t like that. That’s not fair, not to the club and not to myself. When I play basketball, I want to go for it, not just worry about my knees” Norel told BD. “Basketball has always been my life and it suddenly comes to an end. I will really continue to come to Heroes in De Maaspoort to watch games and soon play again at a lower level. I love this game too much for that. But active top sport, that’s over for me”.