The Atlanta Hawks will officially be welcoming legendary shooting guard Vince Carter back for one more go-round atop the highest level in 2019-20. With Carter slated to retire after spending his 22nd professional season as a member of the Hawks, the longtime NBA two-guard is just happy to be able to walk away from the game on his own terms.

“I never thought I’d be playing this long, for sure,” Carter recently told “I just felt it was time. I just thought it was time. I made a decision. It’s something that I want to do. And the great thing for me is that I’m able to walk away from the game on my terms.”

However, there will be no farewell tour for Carter in 2019-20. Even after seeing former Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade and former Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki receive intriguing send-offs just last season.

Live and breathe the NBA?

🚨 Get viral NBA graphics, memes, rumors and trending news delivered right to your inbox with the Clutch Newsletter.

“I’m good. I’ll pass,” Carter said of the possibility of encountering a farewell tour next season, via “It’s just not my thing. I enjoy my time in the league and so on and so forth. I know it’s going to happen. It is what it is, but it’s not something I’m seeking out.”

Carter has strung together quite the illustrious career on the court while it appears as though the future Hall of Famer remains in line for a new career in the studio following the 2019-20 campaign. It has already been reported that Carter will quickly become a coveted NBA analyst once he hangs it up for good.