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Basketballer Thịnh retires

Update: December, 28/2018 - 08:00
Trần Tiến Thịnh. — Photo bongro24h.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Trần Tiến Thịnh, a key basketball player of both Danang Dragons and HCM City has decided to retire from competition.

“Following the Việt Nam Basketball Association (VBA) League 2018, I thought a lot about retirement. At the age of 26, I think that I can’t play basketball longer. I want to find stable work to take care of myself and my family,” said Thịnh.

“It is a very difficult decision for me when basketball in the country is developing, especially the upcoming VBA season will be very interesting. However, I still have a chance in the VBA next year with a possible coaching position at Danang Dragons,” Thịnh added.

A 1.91m power forward, in 2016, the 26-year-old helped Danang Dragons win the VBA title and led HCM City to the trophy of the National Basketball Championship.

Last year, he alongside the HCM City team once again won the National Basketball Championship. — VNS

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