Spurs' Ford says he's played his last game

Spurs' Ford says he's played his last game

SAN ANTONIO, March 12 (UPI) -- San Antonio Spurs guard T.J. Ford said Monday he is retiring as a player and will take a look at other opportunities to stay in the sport.

NBA: Indiana 124, Toronto 100

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Brandon Rush connected on six 3-pointers en route to 26 points off the bench Monday in the Indiana Pacers' 124-100 win over Toronto.

NBA: Indiana 93, Miami 77

MIAMI, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Brandon Rush and Danny Granger each popped in 20 points Monday and the Indiana Pacers bounced Miami 93-77.

NBA: Dallas 91, Indiana 82

DALLAS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and seven rebounds and Jason Terry scored 14 Monday to help the Dallas Mavericks to a 91-82 win over Indiana.

NBA: Indiana 125, Houston 115

HOUSTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Danny Granger scored 36 points and T.J. Ford added 23 Saturday in the Indiana Pacers' 125-115 win over Houston.

NBA: Milwaukee 93, Indiana 81

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Andrew Bogut scored 21 points and Luc Mbah a Moute had 18 plus 11 rebounds Saturday to lead Milwaukee past the Indiana Pacers 93-81.
NBA: Miami 114, Indiana 80

NBA: Miami 114, Indiana 80

MIAMI, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade's 25 points led the Miami Heat to a 114-80 romp Sunday over the Indiana Pacers.

NBA: Indiana 102, Washington 86

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Danny Granger's 22 points Friday led five players in double figures in a 102-86 Indiana Pacers win over the Washington Wizards.

NBA: Indiana 101, New York 89

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Indiana Pacers, led by Danny Granger with 21 points and Dahntay Jones with 19, broke away in the fourth quarter Wednesday and beat New York 101-89.

NBA: Indiana 130, Toronto 101

INDIANAPOLIS, April 8 (UPI) -- Danny Granger's 29 points Wednesday led the Indiana Pacers to an easy 130-101 win over the Toronto Raptors.

NBA: Indiana 107, Chicago 105

INDIANAPOLIS, March 31 (UPI) -- Danny Granger had 31 points and T.J. Ford scored in the final seconds Tuesday to carry the Indiana Pacers to a 107-105 win over Chicago.

NBA: Atlanta 101, Indiana 87

ATLANTA, March 13 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson scored 30 points Friday night and the Atlanta Hawks put on a charge late in the third period to defeat Indiana 101-87.

NBA: Utah 112, Indiana 100

INDIANAPOLIS, March 10 (UPI) -- Mehmet Okur and Paul Millsap had 24 and 22 points, respectively, Tuesday to carry Utah to a 112-100 win over Indiana.

NBA: Indiana 104, Memphis 99

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Two free throws by T.J. Ford with 5 seconds remaining Wednesday wrapped up Indiana's 104-99 victory over Memphis.

NBA: Indiana 98, Chicago 91

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- T.J. Ford scored nine points in the fourth period Sunday to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 98-91 victory against the Chicago Bulls.
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T.J. Ford
Toronto Raptors guard T.J. Ford (L) drives against Denver Nuggets center Marcus Camby (R) in the second half at the Pepsi Center in Denver November 18, 2006. Ford scored 26 points in the loss to Denver. Denver beat Toronto 117-109. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Terrance Jerod "T.J." Ford (born March 24, 1983) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a point guard for the Indiana Pacers. Having been awarded numerous top basketball accolades in high school and college, Ford entered the 2003 NBA Draft and was selected eighth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. Ford's recurring back injuries resulted in him missing many games in his three seasons with the Bucks, but in 2005, it was announced that he was fit to play basketball again. Ford was traded to the Raptors prior to the 2006–07 NBA season, and established himself as the starting point guard, helping the team win the Atlantic Division crown and reach the 2007 NBA Playoffs. Following an injury sustained in the 2007–08 NBA season, however, Ford had difficulties reclaiming the starting spot and was traded to Indiana. Off the court, Ford set up the T.J. Ford Foundation in 2004 to help participants achieve their academic, personal and civil goals.

I have vivid childhood memories of playing basketball in my backyard. My father would work with me on the fundamentals and my brother and I would go at it playing one on one.

Born in Houston, Texas to Leo and Mary Ford, Terrance Jerod Ford was nicknamed "T.J." at birth by his mother. From a young age, Ford dreamed of being a basketball player, having also witnessed his home team Houston Rockets win back-to-back championships in the 1990s. Ford first played competitive basketball at Willowridge High School, and helped Willowridge to a 75–1 win–loss record (including a 62-game winning streak) in his final two seasons, earning a pair of Texas Class 5A state titles in the process. Subsequently, Ford was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, but he went on to play basketball for the Texas Longhorns for the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons.

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