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Former Piston fan favorite Walter Herrmann possibly retiring?

Walter Herrmann spent a season and a half as an energetic, end-of-the-bench guy with flowing locks and gigantic hands for the Detroit Pistons before returning to professional leagues overseas. Now, apparently, via Mark Deeks of Sham Sports, Herrmann might be retiring, at least temporarily. Here’s the Spanish language version of the announcement if there are any readers fluent in Spanish who want to take a stab at what it says in the comments. For now, here’s the Google Translate version:

After his great experience captaining the Argentina tour in Angola, Walter Herrmann had no shortage of offers to return to active practice of basketball, but Argentine forward finally decided to continue his life in his home town of Venado Tuerto and hanging boots.

“For now it will not play. We wait until the day we asked, which I was on 12 June, and I said no,” said his agent Claudio Villanueva told to All Network “I’m not trying to pressure you or anything . Yes was the promoter for the tour to play Angola. And I did so in case you do not play more basketball, has been removed from playing for Argentina. If tomorrow you do so, is quite apt. must be respected their time ”

Walter Herrmann had offers from Atenas de Córdoba, his last team in the National League before leaving Argentina to play in Europe with Fuenlabrada, Unicaja and Caja and the NBA Charlotte Bobcats and Detroit Pistons.

8 Comments

  • Jul 26, 201212:08 pm
    by G

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    Bottom of the first paragraph should read “and hang up his sneakers” or something. Botas mean boots, but also cleats (as in soccer) and the phrase comes from when a soccer player retires.

    The quote from the agent should read “He won’t play for now. We waited until he asked us, which I believe was June 12th, and he told us no. I’m not trying to pressure him or anything. Yes, he was the promoter of playing in this tour through Angola. And he did it in case he wasn’t going to play basketball anymore, he would have retired playing for the Argentine national team. If he decides to do it tomorrow, he’s absolutely suitable. One should respect the seasons.”

  • Jul 26, 20122:21 pm
    by G

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    No problema

  • Jul 26, 20127:49 pm
    by Vince

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    Always like Herrmann. Singler reminds me a lot of him, maybe less explosive though.

  • Jul 26, 20127:49 pm
    by Mark

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    Possibly retiring? I thought h eretired years ago, lol. When I was reading the title I thought it was going to say “possibly returning”, not retiring haha

  • Jul 26, 20129:17 pm
    by Bryan

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    He is one guy I always cheer for, given his incredibly sad story.  If you don’t know, google him and you’ll be cheering for him, too.

  • Jul 26, 20129:35 pm
    by XstreamINsanity

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    Yeah, that Google translator messed up kinda bad.  :)  I’ll try and clean it up tomorrow if I remember.  I’m not fluent in Spanish, but took it for four years in college and worked at different places for six years where I routinely worked with Hispanic people, so I may be able to get the message across better.

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