The Fast and The Furious run has finally ended.
In an exclusive with CNN Sport Desk, Jayjay Helterbrand announced his retirement from the PBA.
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) October 30, 2017
When asked why the latest Governor’s Cup Championship was one of the most special championships in his career, Helterbrand answered:
“This is one of the most special ones for me because it’ll probably be my last as a player.”
Helterbrand was asked to clarify his statement and he said that Game 7 of the 2017 Governor’s Cup Finals was his last game as a PBA player.
This ends Helterbrand’s 17-year career in the PBA where he entered as a direct hire in 2001. Helterbrand was awarded the MVP back in 2009 where he averaged 17.6 points, 5.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 46 games.
The 41-year old veteran has already informed Ginebra management of his decision. He’s looking to join the team in the future as part of their coaching staff.