Garbajosa, Parker end emblematic careers
by: Euroleague.net
June 28, 2012
A pair of emblematic former stars have announced their retirements back-to-back over the last 24 hours, leaving Turkish Airlines Euroleague fans with a wealth of memories of their glory days as players.

Jorge Garbajosa - Unicaja

Former world champion Jorge Garbajosa of Unicaja announced on Wednesday that is retiring as a player at age 34. Garbajosa played for four different Euroleague teams in a 17-year career: Tau Ceramica, Benetton Treviso, Unicaja and Real Madrid, as well as Khimki Moscow Region in the Eurocup and Toronto in the NBA. Garbajosa reached the Euroleague title game in 2003 with Benetton, the same year that he was named to the All-Euroleague First Team. He was subsequently a second-team selection with Unicaja in 2006, just before he won the World Championships as a member of the Spanish national team.


 
Anthony Parker, MVP Final Four 2004, Tel AvivHours earlier in the United States, two-time Euroleague champion Anthony Parker said that he is ending his career at age 37. Parker was the leader of the Maccabi Tel Aviv team that was the only back-to-back Euroleague champion of the last two decades. He was MVP of the 2004 Final Four, when Maccabi won at home, and MVP for the entire next two seasons, after which he returned to the United States. Parker was chosen in 2008 by Euroleague Basketball as one of the 50 greatest contributors to the first half-century of European club competitions. He continues to hold the Euroleague record for best career performance index rating (21.41).
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