Sad news. Jeff Foster has announced his retirement from the Indiana Pacers after being unable to get over the back issues that have been plaguing him all season (and the last couple of seasons). At 35 it's a little young, but when you're done you're done, and it's good he was getting out before it got a lot worseIt's unfortunate, as when he did play, Foster was...
He was never an NBA All-Star.
He never won a title.
Heck, he wasn’t even the best player on his team for the last 13-seasons.
But both small and big guys in the league will attest that when they matched up or came down the lane against Jeff Foster for the Indiana Pacers, he was going to make you feel it. Blue-collar worker, always brought his hard hat to work, a...
Pacers post player Jeff Foster has retired after 13 seasons in the NBA, all with Indiana, because of chronic back problems.
The team made the announcement Wednesday.
Foster played just 142 minutes in 11 games this season, averaging 2.3 points. A highly popular player for his on-court hustle, he ranks in the top 10 in franchise history in eight statistical categories. He was the...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2012
Indiana Pacers reserve center Jeff Foster is expected to miss at least a week with a sore lower back.
Pacers coach Frank Vogel said Foster had a recent procedure to fix the ailment, and he could be out for two weeks and possibly more. He already had missed three of the past four games and will sit out Tuesday night's game against Atlanta.
The 13-year veteran has played in just...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2012
Jeff Foster didn't experience a setback with his back; he's just on a rest-and-recovery plan after missing 14 games. That meant sitting out a home game against Denver on Saturday, one night after the Indiana Pacers reserve forward played at Memphis for the first time since being sidelined.
NEWARK, N.J. -- Indiana Pacers veteran big man Jeff Foster could make his season debut against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Jeff Foster could have retired or finished his career somewhere other than Indiana.
The 34-year-old free agent decided that staying with the Pacers was the best choice.
It wasn't just about loyalty. Indiana made the playoffs last season with a young team, then added versatile guard George Hill on a draft-night trade with San Antonio and later picked up former All-Star forward...
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December 20, 2011
The Indiana Pacers have re-signed center Jeff Foster, the team announced Saturday.
The Pacers also signed free agent forward Jeff Pendergraph.
Foster has spent all 12 seasons of his career with Indiana, averaging 4.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. He averaged 3.3 points in 56 games last season.
Pendergraph appeared in 39 games with the Portland Trail Blazers a season ago, averaging 2.7 points.
The New York Knicks are reportedly eyeing free-agent big man Jeff Foster as they look to fill a hole at the center position.League sources have told the New York Post that former Knicks president Donnie Walsh is attempting to lure Foster to New York. Walsh acquired rights to the 6-foot-11 veteran in 1999 when he was with the Indiana Pacers.The Knicks are said to be willing to offer...
The perception is that every NBA player is living life like Vinny Chase in Entourage. Women, drugs, parties, hangers on and money flowing out in a river. It happens. But not to everyone. Businessweek has a story with Jeff Foster, the Pacers center you usually think of as the other guy in the poster but…