Cummings To End 18-Year NBA Career

Monday, October 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two-time All-Star Terry Cummings was set to announce his retirement Monday, ending an 18-year career.

The Golden State Warriors, the last of seven teams Cummings played for, scheduled a news conference for 4:30 p.m. EDT to make the announcement.

Cummings, an All-America at DePaul, was the second overall draft pick in 1982 and the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 1983, when he averaged 23.7 points for the San Diego Clippers.

He was traded to Milwaukee in 1984, where he led the Bucks in scoring four times in five seasons and played in the 1985 and 1989 All-Star games.

Cummings spent six seasons with San Antonio and also played briefly with Seattle, New York and Philadelphia. He spent the last two seasons with Golden State, playing just 72 games with the Warriors because of a variety of injuries.

Cummings, who averaged more than 20 points in a season seven times, was briefly hospitalized in June with an irregular heartbeat, another problem that plagued his career but which he controlled with medication.