Former NBA star Marc Gasol has officially announced his retirement from professional basketball. NBA insider Shams Charania broke the news, revealing that after 20 seasons, including 13 in the NBA, Gasol has decided to hang up his jersey.
Charania’s tweet encapsulated Gasol’s remarkable journey, stating, “After 20 professional seasons and 13 in the NBA, Marc Gasol has retired from basketball. He played for Grizzlies, Raptors and Lakers, winning the 2019 NBA title in Toronto, making three All-Star teams and one All-NBA team. Memphis plans to retire his No. 33 jersey.”
At 39 years old, Gasol chose a unique way to share his decision, releasing a video on social media titled “What’s next?” In the video, his former NBA and Spanish teammates inquire about his future plans, yet Gasol leaves the question unanswered, adding an air of mystery to his post-playing career.
Despite bidding farewell to the court, Gasol remains deeply connected to basketball. He currently serves as the president of Bàsquet Girona, a club he founded and played a pivotal role in guiding to promotion in the Spanish top division, Liga Endesa.