Jeff Foster Announces Retirement

March 21 2012 at 2:27pm CDT By Luke Adams

Longtime Pacer Jeff Foster has announced his retirement due to chronic back problems, according to a team press release.

"It’s with deep regret that I have to conclude my basketball career," Foster said. "I’ve given my all to the Pacers and the community the last 13 years. I had hoped to be able to finish the season, but unfortunately my back problems prevented that from occurring. I want to thank the Simon family and the Pacers’ organization for 13 memorable years."

Foster, 35, was traded from the Warriors to the Pacers on draft night in 1999, and played 764 games for the franchise over the next 13 seasons. The 6'11" big man averaged 4.9 points and 6.9 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game for his career. His back issues limited him to just 11 games for Indiana this season.

Foster earned over $50MM in his NBA career, according to Basketball-Reference.

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