Ex-All-Star Walker to retire
Antoine Walker has decided to retire after spending two seasons with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Developmental League.
A former NBA All-Star and 12-year veteran of the league, Walker will make a formal announcement later in the week, The Idaho Statesman reported.
Walker was averaging 9.5 points and 4.9 rebounds with the Stampede – a decided slip from his NBA average of 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds.
The 35-year-old Walker was sentenced to probation in December and ordered to pay $770,000 in restitution to three Las Vegas casinos after pleading guilty to failing to repay gambling debts.
Walker had pleaded guilty in June to felony charges of passing bad checks in an attempt to cover gambling debts at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and Red Rock Resort.
The sixth overall pick in 1996, Walker averaged 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds with Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Memphis and Minnesota. He won an NBA title with Miami in 2006.