One of the most beloved Bulls in team history wants to finish his career where it started.
Joakim Noah is reportedly hanging up his sneakers for good after 13 seasons in the NBA and according to Stadium and The Athletic insider Shams Charania, he eventually plans to retire as a Chicago Bull.
Noah has a connection to current Bulls head coach Billy Donovan. The two won back-to-back National Championships at Florida and talked at length before Donovan first met with the media back in September.
“He had unbelievable things to say about the city of Chicago. He had incredible things to say about the organization. He, obviously, spent the majority of his career in Chicago. Loved every minute of it. He’s actually talked about coming back and doing charity work for the Bulls…”
Noah was taken by the Bulls with the ninth pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. He was twice selected an NBA All-Star and was named the league’s best defensive player in 2014.
He finished his career with the Bulls averaging 9.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3 assists in 572 games.
Noah played five games with the Clippers last season following a short stint with Memphis and two years in New York.