Former Piston Mehmet Okur Quietly Retires From Basketball

There was a time when Mehmet Okur was a real integral component of a Jerry Sloan-coached Utah Jazz team. Now, he’s retiring at the age of 33.

From 2005 through 2009, Okur averaged 16.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 34 minutes per game on a Jazz team that went 194-134 over four seasons. They also went 16-18 in three playoff appearances during that four-year stretch of his peak years.

Mehmet Okur had a 10-year career in which he averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He shot 45.8 percent for his career and made 596 3-pointers. Okur was one of the better stretch-4/perimeter centers we’ve seen over the last decade. He started his career as a key reserve for the Detroit Pistons and even won a title with them in 2004.

Click HERE for the full story from CBSSports.com

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen