Zaire Taylor announces retirement

Zaire Taylor returns for his 5th season at Worthing Thunder and his last season playing professional basketball after playing 11 seasons

Zaire started his playing career in Holland before coming to the UK where he played for Leicester Riders, Worcester Wolves & London Lions in the BBL with a season  away from the BBL to play overseas in France in NM1, he then returned to London Lions before making the move down south to Join Thunder where he now divides his time playing along side being a director of the club

In 10 professional seasons Zaire currently has been a part of winning 8 championship titles, Winning every trophy possible in the BBL from team championships to Player of the months, and winning both league and finals MVP, In the NBL he won D1 league MVP back2back and he has now made the decision to retire from playing professional basketball at the end of this season

Zaire Taylor commented: “I feel like I had a great run, and all good things must come to an end.  These days I’m more passionate about working with the youth and developing talented players .  I was contemplating retirement after last season, but not having the opportunity to share my last season with all the Worthing supporters and play in front of the amazing crowd we have at the Thunderdome just didn’t feel right.  Also after being on great teams and being able to win championships thru most my career, I want another chance to try and end on top as a champion”.

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📷 Graham Hodges Leicester Riders Worcester Wolves Basketball Club Luke Simcock

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