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Gerald Green retires after 12 seasons in NBA, joins Houston Rockets coaching staff
NBA journeyman and prolific dunkerGerald Greenhas announced his retirement after 12 seasons.
The formerHouston Rocketswing will join the teams coaching staff as a player development coach, the team announced Friday.
Green, a native of Houston, played two seasons for the Rockets before sitting out all of last season with a foot injury. He spent time with several different franchises after being drafted by theBoston Celticswith the No. 18 pick in the 2005 draft.
Green, 35, won the 2007 NBA dunk contest and came in second the following year. He is perhaps best known for his birthday dunk in 2008, in which he blew out a candle on a cupcake placed on the back of the rim while dunking.