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Four-time champion Andre Iguodala announces NBA retirement

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Andre Iguodala officially announced his retirement from the NBA on Friday. Iguodala played for the Warriors last season and has played in the Bay Area for eight seasons, winning four championships (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022), including the 2015 Finals MVP award.

In the 2015 Finals, Iguodala averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game and was the main defender of Cavaliers star forward James. With the Warriors trailing 2-1, he entered the starting lineup in Game 4 and turned the series around with his performance on both ends. With Iguodala, the Warriors created a highly successful small-ball lineup that they used throughout their title run.

“It’s been a great run, a great journey,” Iguodala told . “Playing for a great organization and great teammates in some great cities.”

Andre Iguodala’s best performances with the Golden State Warriors

The forward finished his 19-year NBA career with seven NBA Finals appearances (six with the Warriors), one All-Star selection (2012) and two All-Defensive team selections (2011, 2014) career. Iguodala finished second in Sixth Man of the Year voting during the Warriors’ historic 73-win season (2015-16).

“Andre Iguodala was an integral part of the Warriors’ four NBA championship teams, and we will always remember his service for us on and off the court,” said Joe Lacob, United Executive Chairman and CEO. His many contributions to the team.” “His team — the first offensive snap we witnessed him take immediately upon his arrival in Golden State set the tone for our success, as did his impact on the defensive end. We look forward to raising the No. 9 to the rafters at Chase Center.”

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Head coach Steve Kerr also praised Iguodala’s unique talent and basketball acumen.

“Congratulations to Andre on capping off a stellar Hall of Fame career,” Kerr said. “He is one of the most unique players I have ever seen, combining incredible instincts on both sides of the ball with elite athleticism and IQ. Just an absolute winner. I’m lucky enough to coach him.”

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