(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Pacers forward-center Jeff Foster announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 seasons in the NBA, due to chronic back problems.
The Pacers selected Foster out of Texas State with the 21st overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. During his time in Indiana, Foster averaged 4.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
“I’ve given my all to the Pacers and the community the last 13 years,” Foster said in a statement. “I had hoped to be able to finish the season, but unfortunately my back problems prevented that from occurring.”
Foster played in just 11 games this season.
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Jill Martin, CNN