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Foyle retires from NBA after 13 years

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Never a great player, Foyle was considered one of the NBA's nice guys.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)

Adonal Foyle is ending his NBA playing career after 13 seasons.

The 35-year-old center announced his retirement Monday after playing for the Orlando Magic the last three seasons. Foyle spent his first 10 years with the Golden State Warriors, and had a brief midseason stint with Memphis in 2009.

Foyle is expected to resign from his position as first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association this week. He averaged 4.1 points and 4.7 rebounds for his career.

The Magic touted Foyle as a great mentor for center Dwight Howard. But a right-knee injury often kept the former Colgate star from practicing last season.

Foyle also was inducted into the Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame for charitable work with his Kerosene Lamp Foundation.

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