Boris Diaw

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Boris Diaw
Diaw with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015
Metropolitans 92
Personal information
Born (1982-04-16) April 16, 1982 (age 41)
Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise, France
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolINSEP (Paris, France)
NBA draft2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2001–2018
PositionPower forward
Number32, 13, 3, 33
Career history
20032005Atlanta Hawks
20052008Phoenix Suns
20082012Charlotte Bobcats
2011JSA Bordeaux
20122016San Antonio Spurs
2016–2017Utah Jazz
2017–2018Levallois Metropolitans
Career highlights and awards
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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.