Mehmet Okur has decided to retire after an 11-year career.

"A player of certain level should say goodbye to the sport he loves when his body doesn't let him to be as he used to be," Okur said in prepared remarks.

"I want to thank my family, coaches, partners, and all those who have accompanied me in basketball," Okur said. “Also, a special thanks to the fans who have always supported me."

Okur played for the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz and New Jersey Nets. He was an NBA All-Star in 2007.