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Jeff Foster
Jeff Foster
Position: None
Born: 01/16/77
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:242 lbs. / 109.8 kg.
Bird joined Foster for the press conference and thanked him for his 13 seasons of service. “He was somebody that came in here every day and worked hard, did the things he was supposed to do, he was a mentor to a lot of young players that came through our organization,” Bird said. “It’s been a thrill to watch him play and watch him do his things in the community. We were very fortunate to have a guy like Jeff. We hope we can have many more like him come through here because you don’t find guys of his reputation and his work ethic and his commitment every day. We’ve been very fortunate for 13 years. A lot of times we take it for granted but I know personally what he’s done here and what he’s achieved. “We had a lot of good days and a lot of bad days but overall Jeff has stayed pretty even-keeled and done his job and played hurt. It’s unfortunate it has to end this way but that’s the way this game is.”
Forget for a moment whether Jeff Foster is ready for retirement. Consider the plight of his wife Jamie and 5-year-old twins Carter and Elle, who now will serve as the primary outlets for his interminable energy and furious competitive spirit. “You guys ready to have me beating you on the Wii all the time?” he said, looking at his wife and children. “I’m undefeated in all video games and board games with the family, so I’m going to have to tone it down a little bit. “I told the wife today that maybe after we play one night as a family, walking into the bedroom I’ll elbow her or something just to feel like I’m getting that competitive nudge back again.”
After 13 seasons in the NBA, all with the Indiana Pacers, forward/center Jeff Foster announced his retirement Wednesday due to chronic back problems. “It’s with deep regret that I have to conclude my basketball career,” said Foster. “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 played in just 11 games this season, averaging 2.3 points per game. One of the more popular players in team history for his on-court hustle, he retires in the Pacers’ top 10 career list in 11 different categories in the team’s NBA history, eight different categories in franchise history.