TNT Tropang Giga’s veteran forward Harvey Carey is retiring from the PBA after spending 19 seasons with the flagship franchise of the Manny V. Pangilinan group.
TNT’s team manager Gabby Cui confirmed Carey’s retirement and expressed his gratitude to the 6-foot-3 forward’s dedication and professionalism.
“We would like to thank Harvey for everything he has done for TNT Tropang GIGA. He has been a consummate leader, proven winner, great teammate and an excellent basketball player. For 19 years he has been the epitome of a true professional, We wish Harv well as he moves on with the new chapter in his life. Our doors will always be open,” said Cui in a statement.
TNT picked Carey fourth overall in the 2003 PBA draft. He has since helped the Tropang Giga win seven titles.
PBA chairman and TNT’s board of governor Ricky Vargas also offered his thanks to the 41-year old, who is currently in the United States with his family.
“I am personally grateful to Harvey for his loyalty, honesty, and contributions to the team. He has been a quiet pillar of strength in building the TnT culture,” Vargas said in a statement.
Carey is the latest TNT veteran to bid farewell to the PBA. Back in September 2020, Kelly Williams also retired not long before TNT was set to play in the Philippine Cup bubble. (JNP)