HoopsHype Jeff Foster rumors

February 9, 2014 Updates

Scott Agness: Jeff Foster’s college jersey was retired tonight at Texas State (Photo via @TXSTATEBOBCATS) pic.twitter.com/3X3gpia3qh Twitter @ScottAgness

April 24, 2012 Updates
March 27, 2012 Updates

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." NBA.com

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." NBA.com

March 22, 2012 Updates
March 21, 2012 Updates

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. NBA.com

January 17, 2012 Updates
January 3, 2012 Updates

There was Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert, Paul George and Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough and George Hill. This is a talented team, and it so desperately needed one more big brother to walk into the room. The scoring, the rebounding, the defense has come with West, but Foster is no longer the lone veteran voice. The clowning is gone, replaced with a determination that breaking off plays, going one-on-one with the ball is no longer acceptable. Everything’s changing with these Pacers, and sometimes it just takes one man to walk through the door. “The way he carries himself in the locker room, the weight room, on the court, there’s such leadership,” Foster said. “He speaks up when he sees something that’s not right, but sometimes it’s just a look. He’s been a huge presence so far.” Yahoo! Sports

December 10, 2011 Updates

Emiliano Carchia: Indiana Pacers announced the re-signing of Jeff Foster to a contract. Pacers also announced the signing of FA Jeff Pendergraph to contract Twitter

Mike Wells: Pacers officially announce the re-signing of Jeff Foster. Other teams were interested in him, but he never planned to leave the Pacers Twitter

December 9, 2011 Updates
December 8, 2011 Updates

Sean Deveney: Source: Jeff Foster's first choice: Indy. 2nd: Knicks. If IND goes another direction and NYK lands Chandler, Minny and Houston are next. Twitter

December 7, 2011 Updates

A source familiar with the situation has told TKB that Pacers center Jeff Foster, who the Knicks reportedly have had interest in, is leaning towards remaining in Indiana. “He has interest in NY but his preference is Indiana,” the source said. The Knicks Blog

December 5, 2011 Updates
December 4, 2011 Updates

The Knicks would like to add another veteran defensive center to start and are waiting on the likes of Kurt Thomas, Aaron Gray and Jeff Foster. There has been a terrific amount of debate in the organization on Kwame Brown, but an NBA source says they’ve lost interest despite an initial push. New York Post

December 2, 2011 Updates

Unrestricted free agent Jeff Foster, who was the first player to show up for workouts at the fieldhouse on Thursday, said he wants to re-sign with the Pacers because he hopes to spend his entire career with the organization. “I would love to be here,” Foster said. “I don’t think Larry and my agent have gotten to the point to talk about that. ..... This is my home. I’m rooted here. We’ll see what happens.” Indianapolis Star

December 1, 2011 Updates

The only question is whether or not Foster is looking for a contract. Sources close to the situation in New York tell HOOPSWORLD that Foster is seriously considering retiring, and that even an offer from the Knicks might not be enough to disuade him from that decision. He’s played jusy 72 games over the last two seasons and may be ready to stop fighting the injury bug altogether. HoopsWorld

Mike Wells: Jeff Foster has some playoff teams interested in him, but he said this morning that his preference is to start n end his career w the Pacers Twitter

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