Tarbes: Yacoubou ends his career

Guillaume Marion, Media365, Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 2:45 pm.

Injured since the end of January, Isabelle Yacoubou (37 years old) decided to retire. In her huge career, the pivot won five medals with the Blues.

The monument of French basketball announced this Wednesday that he is ending his career. Indeed, at the age of 37, Isabelle Yacoubou decided to call it quits, even though she had been suffering from a physical problem for several weeks. Sidelined since January 24 due to an injury against Charleville-Mézières, the pivot finally had to retire earlier than expected. Through a press release, the Tarbes club announced the news this Wednesday. “It wasn't the exit they hoped for, but Isabelle Yacoubou, the legend of French basketball, puts an end to her playing career (…) despite trying to get treatment and rehabilitation so that she can finish her season”, can we read separately on the official website of the Violettes . Returning to TGB in 2022 after a stellar career in France and Europe, “Baby Shaq” continued to put up solid stats this season, averaging 13.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in LFB.

Yacoubou will join the Tarbes staff

Two-time champion of France (with Tarbes in 2009-10 and Bourges in 2021-22), four-time champion of Italy with Familia Schio (2010-11, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2017-18) .) and one-time champion of Spain with Valencia (2011-12), Yacoubou also won the Euroleague in 2012 and the Eurocup in 2022. With the French team, the pivot also had a very good record, one that counts 147 appearances for the Bleues. Titled during Euro 2009, the latter also has three silver medals (during the 2012 London Olympics, then during Euro 2013 and 2015), as well as a bronze medal (Euro 2011). As Tarbes announced, Yacoubou will join the TGB staff next season. “She remains a presence on the pitch during training and home matches, to prepare for her future role at the club as she joins the TGB staff next season,” explains her coaching club.

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