Kansas legend Nick Collison retires from National Basketball Association after 15 seasons

Nick Collison Retiring After 15 Years in the NBA

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I'm proud of my career ...

Collison was the last player drafted by Seattle who was still with the Thunder franchise. The 37-year-old entered the National Basketball Association in the historic 2003 draft class featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, and now he's calling it quits after 15 years.

During the past 10 seasons, Collison helped lead the Thunder to the second-best record in the National Basketball Association (.608; 489-315). And on Thursday, through the help of a moving announcement told to ESPN.com's Royce Young, that career came to an end. He left the Jayhawks as one of the school's most-decorated players and was named national college player of year in 2003.

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In an as-told-to essay, Collison talks about his career, the various people he's played with and the important experiences he's had.

Collison appeared in only 15 games this season and 20 in the year before, so thoughts of retirement had been on his mind for the past several seasons. "I think we're good, '" Collison recalled.

His appreciation for every second of it always shined through and Collison never was afraid to speak his mind about how he thought the fans in Seattle deserved better than to have their team taken from them or about how much he appreciated the folks in Oklahoma City for welcoming him and then franchise with such open and loving arms. "I'm retiring from competitive basketball".

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"But it's time to go".

He finishes his career with per-game averages of 5.9 points on 53 percent shooting and 5.2 rebounds per game. His career-best year came in 2007-2008, the final year of the Sonics' existence, when he almost averaged a double-double with 9.8 points and 9.4 boards a night.

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