Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 6/1/13
The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will retire after 19 seasons.The entire Clippers organization wants to congratulate Grant on an incredible career, Clippers vice president of basketball pperations Gary Sacks said in a release. For 19 years, Grant has always been the embodiment of class, a true professional and not only one of the best players - but one of the finest individuals I have been around. We were fortunate to have Grant with us last season, and we wish him all the best in his next endeavor.Hill finishes his career with averages of 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.2 steals in 33.9 minutes per game. In his only season in Los Angeles, Hill appeared in 29 games and averaged 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game. He appeared in his 1,000th NBA game on Jan. 15 -- Hill played in 1,026 total NBA games (972 starts) and hit 48.3 percent of his field goals.Before joining the Clippers for 2012-13, Hill spent five seasons with the Phoenix Suns. In 2010-11, Hill became the seventh player in NBA history to average 13 or more points at the age of 38 or older. Hill was named to the All-NBA First Team in 1997 and the All-NBA Second Team in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. He also won the NBAs Sportsmanship Award in 2005, 2008 and 2010.
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