Ending titles in a great career on the European and world floors was typically put on Wednesday night by Marc Gasol.
The 39-year-old center announced his decision at a press conference in Barcelona, which was attended by his family, his parents and his younger brother, Adrian Gasol.
The legendary tall man of the “Fouria Rochas” announced his decision to retire from competitive action after 21 years career and numerous successes!
The Catalan ace played for 13 years at NBA winning the championship in 2019 with the Raptors and the best defensive award in 2013, while also being a member of the best five in 2015 and playing in three All Star Games. In 970 games with the Grizzlies, Raptors and Lakers he averaged 14 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 blocks in 32.2 minutes.
At the same time, he won nine medals with her national team of Spain at Men’s level, including two gold medals in the World Cup (2006, 2019) and two more in EuroBasket (2009, 2011), while he also took two Olympic silver medals (2008, 2012).
After the end of his NBA career, he returned to Spain and Girona, whose president he has been since 2014. He helped them to promotion to the Liga Endesa wearing their jersey until last season.
“It’s time for me to step aside. A part of me had made up my mind. It’s been a tough process and there’s a part of me that doesn’t agree with that, but now is the time to give back everything they’ve taught me.
I’m in no rush to figure out what to do now. I want to devote myself to spending time with my family and continuing to manage the club. It was what I had to do now, retire…”among other things, he said at the press conference visibly moved.
Now, he will remain in his favorite basketball since post of president of Girona.
GRACIAS, GRACIAS and GRACIAS, @MarcGasol ??
— Baloncesto Espana (@BaloncestoESP) January 31, 2024
Source: Sport Fm
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