Al Harrington enjoyed a long and successful NBA career, but the 16-year veteran officially called it quits on Wednesday, according to Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post.
Harrington made the announcement at a Denver Nuggets practice, where he’s helping out these days:
“I’m officially retired,” Harrington said. “I don’t know if there’s paperwork that I gotta fill out or anything. But my career is over.”
Harrington last played in the NBA last season with the Washington Wizards, appearing in 34 games. The 35-year-old played over in China this year before returning to the United States. When Nuggets interim head coach Melvin Hunt took over for Brian Shaw, Harrington was asked to come help out with the team, and he’ll remain with Denver for the rest of the season.
Harrington came to the NBA straight out of high school, and he was selected 25th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 1998 NBA Draft. Harrington spent his first six years with the Pacers, and he spent part of another year there as well. When it was all said and done, he played for seven NBA teams.
Harrington averaged 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 981 career appearances.
THANKS TO ALL MY FANS FOR THE WELL WISHES! HAD ONE HELL OF A RIDE! Thanks for making it MEMORABLE!!! #16 #nba
— al harrington (@cheddahcheese7) March 19, 2015