Posted May 4 2012 10:16PM
Julius Erving has returned to the Philadelphia 76ers as a strategic adviser.
The Sixers made the announcement Friday at halftime of Game 3 of their playoff series against Chicago. Erving's deal runs through 2015 and he will be available to the franchise on an as-needed basis.
He will counsel CEO Adam Aron and managing owner Joshua Harris. Erving will also take on a larger role as a goodwill ambassador for the team, meeting with fans and sponsors.
Erving played 11 seasons with the Sixers and led them to the 1983 NBA championship. His No. 6 was retired by the team and hangs in the Wells Fargo Center rafters.
He will continue to live in Atlanta.
Erving presented the game ball before tip.
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