While routinely checking my twitter feed at work, this nugget popped up.
Aaron Gray tell the Free Press he is retiring and will join SVG's staff. #Pistons.— Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) June 19, 2015
At the beginning of last season, Stan Van Gundy went out and signed Aaron Gray to a multi-year contract. Unfortunately, a cardiac episode forced him to miss the season. Unfortunately, again, this same cardiac arrest is forcing Gray to retire.
The cardiac episode Aaron Gray suffered last August forces retirement. #Pistons— Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) June 19, 2015
Gray was the 19th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. He was only able to play in 7 NBA seasons with career averages of 12 minutes, 3.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. His best season was was arguably his rookie year where he has Per36 averages of 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds. His signing was speculated to be a body for Andre Drummond to battle with in practice. Now it appears that can still, and will, happen.
Aaron Gray reveals a blood clot found in his heart last summer leads to retirement decision. Newborn son made call easy. #Pistons— Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) June 19, 2015
How do you feel about Gray joining the coaching staff? Let us know in the comments.