There’s no question that the Golden State Warriors were the team of the 2010s as they managed to win three NBA championships and establish themselves as a modern-day dynasty.
After a few years of struggling, the Warriors claimed their fourth title in the Stephen Curry era in 2022, cementing their place in league history.
A key part of those championship teams was Andre Iguodala who served as a valuable defender and leader for the team.
Iguodala fit in seamlessly with Steve Kerr’s ball-movement-heavy system and was also one of the team’s best defenders.
After a successful run in the Bay Area, Iguodala finally announced that he would be retiring.
In the wake of Iguodala’s announcement, Joe Lacob gave him a heartfelt farewell via the Warriors’ official Twitter account.
“Andre Iguodala was a huge part of four NBA championship teams with the Warriors and will forever be remembered for his many contributions to our franchise, both on and off the court,” Lacob said.
“Andre Iguodala was a huge part of four NBA championship teams with the Warriors and will forever be remembered for his many contributions to our franchise, both on and off the court. His team-first approach, which we witnessed immediately upon his arrival in Golden State, helped… pic.twitter.com/xzwFfjc90X
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 20, 2023
Lacob goes on to praise Iguodala for his team-first approach and concludes his message by saying that he and the organization look forward to retiring his No. 9 jersey in the future.
Iguodala’s impact on the franchise can’t be understated considering what he did for them during all those years and it’s only right that he gets his jersey retired.
The forward was one of the smartest players in the league and managed to remain useful even toward the end of his career.
The NBA will miss Iguodala, but there’s no doubt that he’s going to be successful at whatever his next venture is.NEXT: Steve Kerr Updates Draymond Green's Status Ahead Of Season Opener