Former Bull Andres Nocioni announces retirement from basketball after Real Madrid season ends

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European powerhouse Real Madrid lost in the ABC Finals to Valencia, ending their season.

After the game, 37-year-old Andres Nocioni announced his retirement from basketball.

An Argentinian national who is part of that country’s golden generation, Nocioni had an impressive career. Eight of those years were spent in the NBA where he was a solid rotation player, his best season coming with the Bulls in 2006-07 when he averaged 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds a night. He was a physical defender, plus he shot a career 37 percent from three. He also played for the Sixers and Kings before returning to finish his career in Europe. In 2015 he helped Real Madrid to the EuroLeague championship where he was named Final Four MVP.

He was also a member of the 2004 Argentinian team that won the gold medal at the Athens Olympics.