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Michael Redd Retiring Tonight

Later tonight, during the meeting between the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers, former long time Bucks guard Michael Redd will announce his retirement, according to a release from the team.

“Former Bucks All-Star guard Michael Redd will attend tomorrow’s Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game (7 p.m.) to thank the fans of Milwaukee and officially announce his retirement from the NBA. Redd will address the crowd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center between the first and second periods.”

The former All-Star and Gold Medal Winner back in the 2008 Olympics hasn’t played since 2011-2012 when he played 51 games with the Phoenix Suns. That partial season in Phoenix was his only year not in a Bucks uniform.

The left-handed sniper is best known for his three-point shooting (a career 38% shooter from downtown) and unique shooting form in which he pulled the ball back past his head. He holds the NBA record for most threes made in a quarter, when he hit eight back in 2002 against the Houston Rockets. He also holds the Bucks’ record for most points in a single game, dropping 57 on the Utah Jazz back in 2006.

He’s a fan favorite back in Milwaukee, both for his play and his work in the community. Over at Bucks.com, Alex Boeder wrote about some of Redd’s best moments, and the team’s Twitter account has been tweeting out pictures and videos in tribute (some of which can be seen below).

 

 

Congratulations on a great career Michael, and thank you for all you did for the city of Milwaukee.

jmaloney