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Ray Allen Announces He Will Not Play During the 2014-15 Season
Allen will take the off-season to reassess for 2015-16
Arlington, V.A., March 4, 2015—Ten-time NBA All-Star Ray Allen will not play during the 2014-15 NBA season, announced his agent Jim Tanner, President of Tandem Sports + Entertainment. Allen will take the remainder of this season and the off-season to reassess for the 2015-16 NBA season.
“Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me,” Allen said. “I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I’m going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to reassess my situation, spend time with my family and determine if I will play in the 2015-16 season.”
Allen is a two-time NBA Champion and was a member of the Boston Celtics team that won the franchise’s first championship in 22 years. He is commonly referred to as one of the best shooters in the NBA and holds the league’s all-time record for most three-pointers made in a career. Allen also holds the record for most playoff three-pointers. Through 18 seasons in the NBA, he posts a career average of 18.9 points per game. Allen won the NBA’s Sportsmanship Award in 2003.
“Ray has received enormous interest from a number of NBA teams throughout this season,” Tanner said. “We will communicate with interested teams as Ray makes a decision for the 2015-16 season.”
About Tandem Sports + Entertainment
Tandem is a full-service sports marketing, management, and communications agency. In addition to Ray Allen, Tandem’s roster of clients includes Tim Duncan, Jeremy Lin, Grant Hill, John Henson, Brandan Wright, Thaddeus Young, Marvin Williams, Zaza Pachulia, Hedo Turkoglu, Luke Ridnour, C. J. Watson, Jason Richardson, Dominique Wilkins and Tamika Catchings. Public relations clients include Paul Rabil, Charles Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award, Cupid’s Undie Run and authors John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro (“One Punch”).