Florida great Joakim Noah retiring from the NBA
After 13 years in the NBA, Joakim Noah is ready for the next phase of his life.
That’s according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who is reporting Noah has made the decision to retire from the NBA.
Noah last played for the Los Angeles Clippers. He also played for the Grizzlies for one season, the Knicks for two seasons after nine seasons with the Chicago Bulls.
During his time in Gainesville, Noah helped the Gators win back-to-back NCAA Tournament championships during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. Noah was named Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four for Florida’s first championship run.
Noah then left for the NBA and was selected with the 9th overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft. During the 2014 season, Noah was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He twice was named an NBA All-Star during his time with the Bulls.