Former Wildcat calls time
Sydney Kings captain and former Perth Wildcats championship player Kevin Lisch has announced his retirement from NBL due to injury, with a year still to run on his contract.
Lisch exits the game as one of the most decorated players in the competition over the past decade, having played with three NBL clubs in Perth, Illawarra and Sydney.
Renowned for his proficiency as an outside shooter, the 34 year old twice won the NBL Most Valuable Player Award in 2012 and 2016, as well as being the Grand Final MVP for the Wildcats in their 2010 triumph over Wollongong.
After a season at Illawarra he joined the Kings in 2016, but injuries were a constant theme in his final season, a broken ankle in round 2 curtailing his impact but he returned to make an impact in the NBL20 semi-final and Grand Final series against Melbourne and Perth.
“I also want to thank all of my teammates, coaches, fans, and support staff that I have had the privilege to be around, and the NBL for the wonderful environment they have provided me," Lisch said.
“In particular I’d like to thank Rob Beveridge and Warren Craig for their support and friendship, and I am grateful to all of the players and coaches that I competed against who helped me become a better basketball player throughout my journey”.
“Lastly I’d like to thank Paul Smith, Chris Pongrass and the Kings organisation for their help during this decision process, and I’m looking forward to continuing my role with the Kings in a different capacity."
IMAGE: The Daily Telegraph.