|Sep. 24 8:21 AM PT9:21 AM MT10:21 AM CT11:21 AM ET15:21 GMT23:21 8:21 AM MST10:21 AM EST19:21 UAE17:2111:21 ET10:21 AM CT14:21 - Richardson is retiring after a 13-year NBA career in which he averaged more than 23 points a game for Golden State 10 years ago. Richardson announced his retirement on Facebook, a move confirmed by the Hawks on Thursday. He says his decision was "hard and tough" but made easier by "choosing my family and my health."
Analysis: The 34-year-old swingman signed with the Atlanta Hawks in August. He played 19 games with the Philadelphia 76ers last season, his play shortened by a knee injury. Richardson also has played with Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte. He averaged 17.1 points a game, including three seasons over 20 points. He set a career high with 23.2 points per game with the Golden State Warriors in the 2005-06 season.