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Cherokee Parks - PF/C, 6'11, 240
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
       Date of birth: 10/11/1972
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 12th pick, 1995
     Out of: Duke
  NBA Experience: 9 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 50
2010-04-13

- Cherokee Parks

It was six years and five months ago that Cherokee Parks was last on the roster of a professional basketball team. The Warriors waived him in December 2003, and yet parks, aged only 31, never played again. He now owns a music club in is hometown of Huntingdon Beach called "The Brigg."

Unbelievably, the NBA's Cherokee Parks is not the only man in the world with that name.

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys
2011-04-19

Cherokee Parks - Parks owns a punk club in his home town of Huntingdon Beach.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Cherokee Parks - Inexplicably, Parks - who had not played since December 2003 - came out of retirement last season to sign with French fourth division team, Aubenas. There must be a reason why he travelled across the globe to play semi-professional basketball, but whatever it is, I don't know it. It did, however, definitely happen - here's some tape to prove it. It's only of a missed jumpshot, but, still.



Parks was even due to re-sign there for another season (see the link for an enthusiastic if crudely translated blurb on Parks's virtues), yet this contract was later cancelled after the death of a family member.

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