Nick Collison announces retirement from NBA

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison has announced his retirement from the NBA.

Collison spent 15 years with the Thunder organization. He appeared in 910 regular season games, in which he averaged 5.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.

Read a statement from Collison below:

“My goal was always to make a career out of basketball, and I was blessed to be in the NBA for 15 seasons,” said Collison. “As my time as a basketball player comes to an end, I’m so grateful for my family, friends, teammates, coaches, fans, my hometown, Kansas University, the Thunder organization and everyone else who has helped me along the way. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. It has been an incredible journey that I’m proud of, and it would not have been possible to do it on my own.”

Collison was originally selected No. 12 overall in the 2003 NBA draft. 

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