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Tamir Goodman retires at 27

Updated: September 16, 2009, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Of course Tamir Goodman would still be starring on the basketball court now.

He had no reason to doubt a long, bright future a decade ago, when hoops fans around the country knew his name -- or at least the nickname applied to him, "The Jewish Jordan." The skinny teenager had orally committed to Maryland, and every major media outlet seemingly wanted to talk to the Orthodox Jew poised to play at college basketball's loftiest level.

"I did not think I'd be retiring at 27 ...

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