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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 ...
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Peja Stojakovic, one of history's best shooters, has retired from the NBA. Peja grabbed a championship ring last year in his only season with the Dallas Mavericks.
Three-time All Star Peja Stojakovic, regarded as one of the finest shooters in NBA history, said Monday he was retiring after 13 seasons in the league, his last a championship-winning campaign with the Dallas Mavericks.
The 34-year-old said he was finding it difficult to deal with neck and back issues and felt it was time to bring an end to his career.
"When you start competing...
For most of his 13 seasons in the NBA the first 7 1/2 in Sacramento Peja Stojakovic won a constant battle of mind over body.
Peja Stojakovic is retiring from the NBA because of recurring neck and back injuries, according to ESPN.com
Stojakovic, a 13-year veteran, won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks last season.
Stojakovic has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and the ailments began to take their toll.
The 14th overall pick of Sacramento in 1996, he averaged 17 points and 40 percent 3...
In what probably shouldn't come as a big surprise, former Kings small forward Peja Stojakovic told ESPN.com earlier today that he is retiring.
Peja Stojacovich embraces Chris Webber on the Kings Bench after leaving the 4th quarter of game one of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs between the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, April 18,...
Peja Stojakovic, the Croatian sharpshooter, has announced he is going to retire from the NBA after a 13-year NBA career. Stojakovic spoke to ESPNDallas.com about the decision. The three-time All-Star told ESPN.com on Monday that the physical toll involved in playing after a string of back and neck troubles, at age 34, convinced him that…
Peja Stojakovic, owner of the fourth-most three- pointers in NBA history, retired Monday after 13 seasons.
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It might be hard for people to remember how good Peja Stojakovic and Antonio McDyess were. It might be hard for some younger folks to look at the ends of their careers and remember the All Star appearances, McDyess' 20/10 seasons or Peja's dead-eye shooting.
Today, both Peja and McDyess decided to hang 'em up, ending a couple of brilliant NBA careers. Stojakovic is...
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