Luis Scola will never play basketball again. The legendary Argentine center will retire to take over as executive director of Vares Basketball, his latest team. This was announced by the Italian club.
The 41-year-old had already announced his retirement from the Argentine team after the Tokyo Games. It remained to be seen if it would also be his final goodbye to basketball and it will be.
Scola leaves as a legend of Baskonia, a club in which he grew up and in which he won the ACB in 2002, three Cups (02.04 and 06) and three Super Cups (05.06 and 07). He also had two MVPs of the season, the last one before going to the NBA, where he played for the Rockets, Suns, Pacers, Raptors and Nets.
After finishing his time in the NBA, the pivot decided to play in China for two seasons before returning to Europe to join Armani Milan first and Varese later, where he hung up his boots.
Scola retires as one of the best Argentine players in history. Only Manu Ginólibi could overshadow him. A key member of the Golden Generation, the pivot won gold at the Athens Games in 2004 and bronze at the Beijing Games in 2008, as well as being runner-up in the World at the Indianapolis 2002 and China 2019 editions.