Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle calls it "The Circle of Life in the NBA," and the circle is spinning again for the world champions with a pair of expected moves: the retirement of one of the game's finest marksmen in Peja Stojakovic, and the Mavs' planned signing of young backup center Sean Williams.
The retirement of the 34-year-old Croatian, while not a surprise, is notable enough that NBA commissioner David Stern issued a statement along with Peja's.
"I want to thank the Dallas Mavericks for believing in me this past season and for giving me the chance to end my NBA career with a championship," Stokakovic said in part in his announcement.
Said Stern: "Peja will go down as one of the great shooters in the history of the NBA. His success was the result of a tireless work ethic and an unquenchable desire to be the best at what he did. Peja's legacy, however, goes way beyond his 3-point skills and that elusive Finals title he won last season with the Dallas Mavericks. Peja wa...