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Former Bucks Guard Michael Redd to Announce Retirement at Milwaukee Home Game

Grant HughesNational NBA Featured ColumnistNovember 5, 2013

Michael Redd, the man who buried so many opponents under a barrage of sweet left-handed jumpers, is officially laying his NBA career to rest.

Per a press release from, the 11-year veteran will say his goodbyes to fans at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Nov. 6 when the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Redd is responsible for a number of entries in the Bucks' record books. He's the fourth-leading scorer in franchise history, holds the team record for points in a game (57 against the Utah Jazz in 2006) and ranks second all-time in made three-pointers, per

Considering where the Bucks drafted him, it's safe to say they got their money's worth.

An All-Star nod during the 2003-04 season kicked off Redd's peak, which included six straight years of at least 21 points per game. The lefty gunner topped out with 26.7 points per game in 2006-07, and he holds a career mark of 38 percent from long range.

Knee injuries pretty much put an end to the Ohio State product's stardom midway through the 2008-2009 season, but he held on to play sporadically through the 2011-12 campaign.

Was Redd a little one-dimensional? Sure. Did he play in the era right before analysts started to question the value of high-volume, moderate-efficiency perimeter shooters? Absolutely.

But there's no getting around the purity of his stroke from long range, and any time the NBA loses a crafty left-hander, it's a minor aesthetic tragedy.

Redd will get a raucous sendoff Nov. 6, but perhaps we can start the celebration of his career a bit early.

That's how fans in Milwaukee and throughout the NBA will remember Redd—a fearless gunner who was always willing to take the big shot.

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