Chalk this up as a surprising non-surprise. Former Milwaukee Bucks’ great Michael Redd will announce his retirement from the NBA on Wednesday night before Milwaukee’s home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The former Buck has not played in the NBA since
January April of 2012 with the Phoenix Suns. He was unable to catch on with a team last season and has apparently decided to hang it up rather than holdout hope that a contender would bring him on as a veteran shooter later this season.
Redd will address the Bucks crowd between the first and second quarters, which should be kind of amazing for anyone in the audience who remembers the good times Redd was responsible over the years. Personally, I can’t recall a previous Bucks player addressing the crowd at a game on the night he retires. It should be fairly emotional now that some of the wounds of the back end of Redd’s career have healed.
He’ll be available for autographs outside of section 201 during halftime and will visit the House of Peace tomorrow morning where he will talk with a wellness class along with a men’s empowerment class
Some notes on Redd from the Bucks PR:
Redd was drafted by the Bucks with the 43rd overall selection in the 2000 NBA Draft and went on to play 11 seasons in Milwaukee, where he averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Redd’s name ranks among the all-time Bucks career leaders in the following categories: points (4th – 11,554); scoring average (5th – 20.0 ppg); games (7th, 578); minutes (5th, 19,334); field goals made (7th, 4,063); field goals attempted (4th, 9,045); three-point field goals made (2nd, 1,003); three-point field goals attempted (1st, 2,619); three-point field goal percentage (8th, .383); free throws made (2nd, 2,425); free throws attempted (3rd, 2,887); and free throw percentage (10th, .840).