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Mehmet Okur named 'team ambassador' for Utah Jazz

Mehmet Okur is back with the Utah Jazz. Not as a player, though. The lovable, sharpshooting Turkish big man isn't leaving the retirement life anytime soon. Rather, Okur has agreed to be a team ambassador in an official capacity for the NBA team he played for from 2004-11. Jazz CEO Greg Miller complimented Okur because, he said in a statement released by the team's PR crew...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mehmet Okur will join the Utah Jazz as consultant

Mehmet Okur was among the blasts from the Jazz past who returned to Utah to honor Jerry Sloan last week. The retired center hopes to focus on someone else in his next trip to his old NBA stomping grounds. Enes Kanter, have some free time? “I’d like to take him out and talk to him a little bit, see what happens, try to help him a little bit more,” Okur said. “That’s what...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mehmet Okur Announces Retirement

Mehmet Okur played 11 NBA seasons.
Via RealGM
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Turkey Wants Okur

Lot of teams sniffing but no one actually biting on a contract for Mehmet Okur. Which is a shame because he’s a versatile big man, a rare comodity in the NBA. Turkish newspapers report that the team, Galatasaray Medical Park, plan to make a sizable offer to Okur. The Timberwolves were the closest to signing Okur but would only offer him the vet min, which is essentially an insult...
Via Menudo Bol
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mehmet Okur Wants More

  In a league were big men are scarce, Mehmet is demanding more than the vet minimum for his services. As he should, the Turkish player is of quality and would provide great service to a team in need of a big man who can shoot. The Wolves want him, but according to Okur’s camp, that’s a “long shot”.
Via Menudo Bol
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bulls, Celtics Had Been Pursuing Okur

Mehmet Okur is unable to play due to a bad back, but he intends to seek an NBA deal in the offseason.
Via RealGM
April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Nets C Okur out indefinitely

New Jersey Nets center Mehmet Okur has been sidelined for six weeks and will not be back anytime soon. The Nets announced Friday that Okur will be sidelined indefinitely due to chronic back problems. The 32-year-old Okur has appeared in only 17 games with New Jersey, averaging 7.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. The Nets acquired Okur in December after leading scorer Brook Lopez suffered...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Jazz trade Okur to Nets for draft pick

The Utah Jazz have traded All-Star center Mehmet Okur to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for a future second-round draft pick. The 6-foot-11 Okur is in his 10th year. The Nets needed another big man after learning Brook Lopez was out until at least February from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Utah had an abundance of big men. The Jazz drafted Enes Kanter...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Jazz trade C Okur to Nets

The New Jersey Nets have acquired All-Star center Mehmet Okur from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for a second-round pick. The move comes on the heels of the Nets learning that center Brook Lopez will be sidelined until at least February because of surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Okur was limited to just 13 games last season because of a hip injury. He has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Okur can't leave Turkey

This bit of news should remind everyone that the NBA is still officially in a lockout. Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur isn’t being let out of his Turkish deal.

Via My Sports Rumors
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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