Elton Brand has announced his retirement. pic.twitter.com/S49smnml6r
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoCSN) October 20, 2016
Brand played 17 seasons in the NBA, beginning his career as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 1999 where he won NBA Rookie of the Year honors. His longest stint was with the Los Angeles Clippers from 2001 – 2008.
Just over a month ago, Brand had re-signed with the Sixers, but was struggling to get playing time with the depth of the younger players on the Philly roster.
Regarding his retirement, Brand said,
…17 years of playing the game that I love. It’s been great to me. I’m officially retiring and it’s for real this time. It was certainly a journey. I’d like to thank all of the organizations I’ve been a part of. Chicago Bulls, Clippers, the Sixers, of course, have been really great to me.