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Zaza Pachulia Returns to the Golden State Warriors but Retires

Legendary Georgian basketball player Zaza Pachulia has retired, website of Golden State Warriors reports.

According to the website, Pachulia returned to the Warriors and joined the team as a consultant.

The last team of the 35-year-old Georgian basketball player was Detroit Pistons. Zaza showed up in the NBA in 2003 when he was selected No.42 pick by Orland Magic and spent 16 years in the league. Overall, Zaza held 1098 games in the NBA and averaged 6.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 20.8 minutes.

Besides Detroit and Orlando, Pachulia played for Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State. Zaza won the championship rings twice with the Warriors and became the Georgian basketball player who achieved such success.

In Europe Zaza played for Ulkerspor and Galatasaray.

Pachulia played for the Georgian national basketball team in 2003-2017 and competed in EuroBasket three times (2011, 2015, 2017).