ATLANTA -- Jason Richardson is retiring after a 13-year NBA career in which he averaged more than 23 points a game for Golden State 10 years ago.
Richardson announced his retirement on Facebook, a move confirmed by the Hawks on Thursday. He says his decision was "hard and tough" but made easier by "choosing my family and my health."
Richardson also has played with Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte. He averaged 17.1 points a game, including three seasons over 20 points. He set a career high with 23.2 points per game with the Golden State Warriors in the 2005-06 season.