Michael Dickerson retires
Poor guy--he was great at Arizona.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies guard Michael Dickerson retired from the NBA on Saturday after a five-year career that was stalled by injuries.
Dickerson averaged 15.4 points and 2.6 assists in 212 games with the Houston Rockets and the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies. But he played in only 10 games the past two season because of health problems, including a serious groin strain.
"This is a sad day for me," Dickerson said. "I am grateful to the entire Grizzlies organization for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout my career and especially the lengthy process to attempt to rehab my injuries."
A member of Arizona's 1997 NCAA championship team, Dickerson was selected by Houston in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft. He was acquired by the Grizzlies in a 1999 trade.
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