After former San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson, Rasho Nesterovic had some mighty shoes to fill. He lived in the shadow of one of the game's greatest centers and although fans may have expected a lot from him, he did put up some good numbers when he wore the silver and black.
After his best season with the Timberwolves during the 2002–03 season, when he averaged 11.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, the Spurs gave him a 6-year contract in 2004 when he was traded.
In his first season with San Antonio, he averaged 8.7 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game. In his second season with the Spurs, 2004–05, he suffered an ankle injury, and was limited to 70 games. He also won an NBA title with the Spurs the same season.
He was traded by the Spurs in 2006 to the Raptors for Matt Bonner, Erik Williams and a 2009 second round pick. And after spending time in Indiana, Toronto and finally making his way back home, Nesterovic has called it a career and has retired from basketball.
"I believe my basketball career has ended. It's enough. I've had a 17 years long professional basketball career. My latest injury has nothing to do with this decision. This was a personal decision. Basically I can't function as I did in the past, anymore. If I can't be at my 100% as a l player, I would rather do something else at the fullest."
Rasho made it clear he does not want to get into coaching and feels working with children will be his next step.