Portuguese legend Ticha Penicheiro has announced she will retire at the end of this WNBA season.
“As they say ‘all good things must to come to an end,’ and unfortunately the time has come for me to walk away from this game I love,” said Penicheiro. “I would just like to thank, in a general way, the people involved in my career: from my coaches to my teammates to the WNBA and of course the fans. Basketball has given me more than I could ever imagine, and I will continue to give back and stay close to this amazing sport. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the support throughout the years!”
Penicheiro is WNBA all time assist leader with 2597 assists and has the second most steals – 763. There’s little doubt that Penicheiro will go down as one of the best point guards in women’s basketball.