Roundup: Smith to retire after 14 seasons

Updated: September 28, 2005, 11:42 PM ET
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Guard Steve Smith, whose solid play might have been exceeded by his exceptional citizenship, will retire from the NBA on Friday.


A 14-year veteran, former All-Star and NBA champion, Smith will announce his retirement at the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center on the campus of Michigan State, his alma mater.

The Detroit native donated $2.5 million to the $7.5 million academic center, which opened in 1998 and bears his mother's name.

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