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Longtime WNBA veteran Kia Vaughn announces retirement

Veteran center Kia Vaughn announced his retirement from basketball on Sunday following the Dream’s final regular-season game in 2022.

Vaughan, 35, completed her 13th season in the WNBA on Sunday and her first season in Atlanta. She played 29 games for the Dream this year, averaging 2.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

“Basketball…I won’t trade you for anything in this world!” Vaughn wrote in her Instagram retirement announcement. “Thank you for everything you’ve taught me, everything you’ve done, and everything you’ve given me! Forever grateful and grateful.”

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Selected 8th overall in the 2009 WNBA draft by Rutgers, Vaughan was Liberty started her career. She played four seasons in New York and was the league’s most improved in 2011 after increasing her scoring average from 2.1 to 10.1 and her rebounding average from 1.4 to 6.7 Player award.

After being traded to the Mystics after the 2012 season, Vaughan played in Washington until the end of the ’16 season. She returned to New York in ’17 and ’18 for another two years before choosing to focus on playing in Turkey in ’19.

Vaughan returned to the WNBA the following season with the Mercury. She stayed in Phoenix in ’21 before joining Atlanta last offseason.

In addition to his time in the WNBA, Vaughan is a three-time Czech National League champion, three-time Turkish Premier League champion and Euroleague champion.



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