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Boris Diaw
Diaw with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015
Metropolitans 92
Personal information
Born April 16, 1982 (1982-04-16) (age 39)
Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise, France
Nationality French
High school INSEP (Paris, France)
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2001–2018
Career history
2001–2003 Pau-Orthez
2003–2005 Atlanta Hawks
2005–2008 Phoenix Suns
2008–2012 Charlotte Bobcats
2011 JSA Bordeaux
2012–2016 San Antonio Spurs
2016–2017 Utah Jazz
2017–2018 Levallois Metropolitans
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (2014)
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2006)
  • French League French Player's MVP (2003)
  • French League Rising Star (2002)
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Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffiod, better known as Boris Diaw (born April 16, 1982), is a French retired professional basketball player. Diaw, who began his professional career in Pro A, returned to that league after 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays mostly at power forward. In 2006, Diaw was named the NBA's Most Improved Player as a member of the Phoenix Suns. He won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014. He is the current president of Metropolitans 92.

Diaw represents the senior French national basketball team internationally. He won a FIBA World Cup bronze medal in 2014, a EuroBasket title in 2013, a silver medal in EuroBasket 2011, and two bronze in EuroBasket 2005 and EuroBasket 2015. He earned an All-EuroBasket Team selection in 2005.

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