Keyon Dooling waived by Celtics; will retire

The Boston Celtics have waived veteran guard Keyon Dooling, who announced his retirement through agent Kenge Stevenson.

"Keyon has decided that he has given the NBA 12 good years and that it's time to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family," said Stevenson via a release on the team's website. "He will never forget his time in Boston with the Celtics."

Dooling averaged 4.0 points, 1.1 assists and 14.4 minutes in 46 games -- two starts -- with the Celtics during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. In the playoffs, he chipped in 2.8 ppg and shot a team-high 39.3 percent from 3- point range.

"We'll miss Keyon's spirit and energy, both on and off the court," said Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. "The whole Celtics family wishes him well as he enters the next phase of his life."

The 10th overall pick out of the University of Missouri in 2000, Dooling owns career averages of 7.0 points, 2.2 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 721 games -- 86 starts -- with the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Celtics.