The end is near for Andre Iguodala’s time as a professional basketball player. The former forward for the Golden State Warriors is retiring before the 2023–24 season. He told Andscape about his choice on the phone on Friday.
He told Andscape, “It’s just the right time.” I didn’t want to put anything in the back seat because I ran out of time. I no longer wanted to have to try to give people time. Even more so when they’re not on the court and are with their family. A lot.”
The 19-year veteran needed help staying fit in his last two seasons with the Warriors. Before that, he played for the Miami Heat. He only played in eight regular-season games in 2022–2023. The season before, he played in 31 games. He’s ready to move on to a new part of his life, even though he wants to fight.
“You want to play very well. Family is a lot, though. My 16-year-old son and two girls come next. “So, I’m excited to see them grow up during those important years.”
He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NBA Finals and helped the Warriors win four titles. During his career, he scored 11.3 points, grabbed 4.9 boards, and passed the ball 4.2 times per game.