Ex-Jazz star Boozer set to divorce
Former Utah Jazz star forward Carlos Boozer has filed for a dissolution of marriage from his wife, Cindy, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.
Proceedings for the divorce began Aug. 13, according to Miami-Dade County circuit court records. Records list Boozer, his wife also known as CeCe and three children as being involved in the case.
A Chicago Bulls spokeswoman said the team had no comment about Boozer's pending divorce. Boozer signed with Chicago as an unrestricted free agent in July, agreeing to a five-year deal worth about $75 million.
The 6-foot-9, 266-pound Boozer underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a broken right pinkie finger. The former Duke standout is expected to miss two months of action.
Boozer said he suffered the injury on Saturday after tripping over a bag in his home while he was answering the doorbell.
A final hearing in the case is expected to occur later this month. A financial settlement between Boozer and his wife must be approved before the divorce becomes official.
Terry Fogel, a Miami attorney who represents Cindy, said Tuesday the couple has settled matters "amicably."
"It's all settled," Fogel said. "It's done. It's over."
Howard Rudolph, an attorney in West Palm Beach, Fla., who represents Boozer, agreed with Fogel.
"We've basically reached an amicable resolution," Rudolph said.
Miami-Dade court documents also show that Boozer and his wife sold two Miami-based property lots June 14.
Boozer and his wife previously filed for divorce March 26, 2009, citing an "irretrievably broken" marriage. However, the couple temporarily reconciled their differences.
The Boozers were married Aug. 10, 2002 in Durham, N.C., according to documents previously obtained by The Tribune.
Boozer played for the Jazz from 2004-10, helping guide Utah to four consecutive playoff appearances, including a Western Conference finals berth in 2006-07.
But he was troubled by injuries during his time in Salt Lake City, missing 138 games during six seasons.
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