The 22-year veteran, an NBA record for longevity, played his final two seasons with the Hawks. Carter made it clear at the start of the season this would be his last. He reiterated it when the NBA season was postponed March 11 – a game the Hawks lost to the Knicks as Carter entered in the final seconds and made the final shot of the game and his career with a 3-pointer.
The Hawks were one of eight teams, all out of the playoff contention, that will not go to Orlando next month when the NBA season resumes. With that, the 43-year-old Carter made the announcement of his retirement on his podcast released Thursday.